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June 30, 2016 1:25 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Get Ready for National Park and Recreation Month!

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Did you know that tomorrow, July 1st, is the first day of National Park and Recreation Month? APA is joining forces with partner organizations to celebrate the many health benefits of outdoor parks and recreation activities. National Park and Recreation Month highlights the important role local parks and recreation activities play in keeping our communities strong and healthy. During the month of July we encourage people of all ages to get active outdoors!

Children with access to safe parks are more likely to be physically active — and active kids perform better in school. For people of all ages, physical activity can reduce the chances of becoming obese. Plus, spending time outdoors can improve mental health.

To start, discover a park or forest near you, and see if they are hosting activities throughout the month. Learn more about National Park and Recreation Month in this communications resource and spread the word in your community.