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What is therapeutic recreation? The answer extends far past the gym

What do leisure activities have to do with our mental health? As it turns out, everything. Whether it’s volleyball, floor hockey, journaling, or art, there is a well-established link between recreation and mental health. 

“What we do in our free time has a huge impact on our well-being,” says Steve Clarke, who has worked as a recreation therapist at The Royal for the past 23 years.

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