Eighty-four percent of U.S. adults look to indoor activities provided by park and recreation agencies in times of inclement weather, according to the latest National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Park Pulse poll.
When it comes to selecting indoor activities, top choices for U.S adults include running or walking, strength training, yoga or swimming. Local park and recreation agencies provide low-cost or no-cost opportunities year-round to stay active indoors, regardless of the conditions outside
- Eighty-four percent of U.S. adults look to indoor activities provided by park and recreation agencies to promote physical and mental well-being in times of inclement weather.
- Indoor tracks or treadmills, strength training, yoga or swimming are favorite indoor fitness activities.
“For many people, physical activity and mental health go hand in hand, so staying active through the winter is important,” said Kevin Roth, NRPA vice president of research, evaluation and technology. “Parks and recreation provides many opportunities to keep moving during less-than-ideal weather days.”
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Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. To learn more about NRPA’s Park Pulse and see results from previous polls, click here.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit parksandrecreation.org.