Health and Wellness

Improving Military Readiness Through Physical Activity

Physical activity provides many health and fitness benefits, such as improved body composition, aerobic and muscular fitness, balance and flexibility, which can contribute to military readiness.

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Health Equity: Leading Through Programs, Environmental Changes and Policies

NRPA is proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 RWJF Award for Health Equity is Patti Solano, superintendent of community services at the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (PRCSD).

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Creating Safe Routes to Parks

Measuring walking access to parks is a good starting point to link parks with public health goals.

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Community and Home Gardening Develop Lifelong Healthy Habits

Gardens can be used to foster a love and appreciation of nature. They can bridge connections to other cultures and provide opportunities for social engagement.

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Mobile Recreation Programs

In neighborhoods where activities for youth are lacking, mobile programs step in to fill a significant void.

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Parks: Improving Mental Health and Well-Being

Being healthy isn't just about physical fitness — we also need to consider the mental components of health and wellness.

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