Holiday celebrations can make healthy choices less than easy, but here are eight ideas to help you get started on your wellness resolutions - BEFORE the new year!
The city of Gaithersburg, Maryland, joined the Maryland Municipal League and other local municipalities in the “Go Purple” movement to raise awareness about substance use and the opioid crisis.
November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about diabetes — the seventh leading cause of death in the country — and its impact on millions of Americans.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide science-based guidance to help all people ages 3 years and older improve their immediate and long-term health through regular physical activity.
November 15 is National Rural Health Day — an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk about how our public built environments impact health behaviors such as physical activity and recreation, and the environment where we spend most of our time, such as work, school and sleep, has an effect on our leisure time physical activity.
Monte Vista Kids Connection was one of ten rural park and recreation agencies who received grant funds from the Walmart Foundation and NRPA to increase access to healthy food and nutrition education in their out-of-school-time programs.
Today is World Arthritis Day. People around the world are encouraged to to work towards increasing awareness about arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. NRPA is accepting applications for a grant opportunity which trains local park and recreation staff as instructors to offer an evidence-based physical activity program in their community.
This week, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released the annual Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation report.
The role parks and recreation agencies can play in the prevention of opioid overdose is key, especially with the number of youth enrolled in out of school time programs.
An overview of NRPA's Health and Wellness Team and their initiatives and priorities.
Neuro-Splash has become more than just exercise, for some participants it’s become a support network and given a new outlook on life
In Tunica, Mississippi, community leaders and organizations are working together to make changes that will provide better food access and improve health across the community.
This summer, NRPA staff conducted site visits to rural grant recipients to see what Commit to Health funding and resources look like in action.
At a time when the older adult population is growing at such a rapid rate, it’s no surprise that park and recreation agencies are playing their part to serve the needs and desires of this growing population.
Here are our top choices for sessions that will help you engage your community, partners and stakeholders in your health and wellness offerings.
July 12 was National Summer Learning Day!
Community gardens are a wonderful way to not only green up the neighborhood, but also to bring neighbors together.