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    Author(s): Kelly S. Bricker; Jessica Leahy; Dave Smaldone; Andrew Mowen; Chad Pierskalla
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 53-58.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Over the past few years, there has been increased awareness of the connection between health and outdoor recreation and a proliferation of alliances, partnerships, and statewide efforts to promote the health benefits of outdoor recreation (Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] 2002, NRPA 2008). The alliances formed underscore the relevance of outdoor recreation in promoting healthy lifestyles, healthy environments, and healthy communities. As a result, many initiatives are underway to connect the outdoors to a healthier lifestyle. This progressive movement is exemplified by the following cooperative efforts.

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    Bricker, Kelly S.; Leahy, Jessica; Smaldone, Dave; Mowen, Andrew; Pierskalla, Chad 2009. Research roundtable on health, parks, recreation, and tourism. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 53-58.

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