Parks and Recreation Brings Health and Wellness Into the New Year

December 16, 2021, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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Ninety-four 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
  • Getting outside more often

Park and recreation agencies are primary providers of public spaces – such as parks, trails and recreation centers – and programs where people can fulfill their health and wellness goals.

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. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research.

Visit the NRPA Park Pulse webpage for more information.