July 13, 2017 2:26 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Park and Recreation Month – #PlayOnJuly

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July is Park and Recreation Month–and Plan4Health is celebrating this national health observance with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Partnering4Health coalition.  The observance is an annual spotlight on getting people out into their local parks for play and exercise. Play provides tangible mental and physical benefits for those who partake. NRPA […]

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June 26, 2017 3:40 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month: Get Your Play On

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National Park and Recreation Month is a time to promote the benefits of healthy, vibrant communities.  It is a time to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining quality of life and in contributing to the physical, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with the National […]

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December 22, 2016 9:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

NRPA Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework

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The National Recreation and Park Association recently released a tool that will assist professionals across many disciplines create and implement an action plan to ensure that all people have safe and equitable access to parks. Safe Routes to Parks is an initiative of NRPA to increase access to local parks. Developed in collaboration with the Safe Routes […]

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July 28, 2016 3:52 PMCategory: Physical Activity

No Playing Around: Parks Are Great For Health

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  July has been all about celebrating parks and spending time outdoors. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) knows that parks can improve health and wellness while strengthening community bonds. NRPA gives us National Park and Recreation Month as an opportunity to explore the built environment that surrounds us. Check out this storify developed […]

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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 […]

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March 25, 2016 3:21 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Get Outside and Celebrate Spring!

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      It’s time to get ready for spring! Did you know that in 600 seconds, you can trigger the health benefits of being outdoors? According to recent research, spending ten minutes outdoors, two to three times a week, can reduce stress, increase focus, and improve energy levels. Spend this season exploring walkways, parks, […]

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