Infographics can be useful for sharing complex information in a quick, inviting, easy-to-grasp format. This library is culled from several sources and includes links to the original documents for context and citing.

 
Thumbnail Key Message Fact Sheets
promoting physical activity Parks play an important role in the health of a community by promoting physical activity in natural surroundings.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
nature kids healthier Children and families benefit physically and mentally from time spent in parks. 

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
active kids learning Active children do better academically and have fewer behavioral problems.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
youth sedentary time Too much sedentary time can harm children’s health.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
changing communities people moving People who have access to parks, bike lanes and crosswalks are more likely to be healthy.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
communities promoting physical activity Access to trails, walkable communities and recreational facilities helps people be healthy.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
active kids learn better Active kids do better academically in English and Math.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
active kids standardized tests Active kids do better on standardized tests.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
active kids healthier brains Active kids have healthier brains.

Source: Active Living Research blog post.
 
Walking Health Walking, especially as a form of Active Transportation, can have a positive effect on health. 

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
 
active transportation Dramatically fewer children use active transportation to get to school than did in 1969. 

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
park access On average, 6 in 10 Americans do not have easy access to a park. 

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
Transportation Neighborhood features like sidewalks and bike lanes can influence the health of the community.

Source: Active Living Research blog post. 
 

 

If you have questions about the infographics, or would like to contribute parks and health infographics, please contact Kellie May, Director of Health and Wellness, at kmay@nrpa.org

 

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