01-10-22 | News

Parks and Recreation Fulfills Health and Wellness Goals

2022 Wellness Poll Released by NRPA

NRPA recently released a poll that shows that park and recreation programs are vital for health and wellness goals in 2022.

According to a poll released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), 94 percent of U.S. adults have health and wellness goals for 2022. Top goals include drinking more water and eating healthier, reducing stress, increasing exercise and daily step counts, and getting outside more.

Park and recreation agencies locally serve as wellness hubs that advance and improve health and quality of life.

"Park and recreation departments are leaders in providing the spaces and programs where people can fulfill their health and wellness goals," said Kevin Roth, NRPA vice president of research, evaluation and technology, "Whether it's walking a local trail with a friend or attending an exercise class at the local fitness center, park and recreation professionals work hard to ensure all people have access to activities that reduce stress and enhance overall wellness."


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