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Green Space, Parks and Recreation Strengthen Local Communities - nwitimes.com

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Green Space, Parks and Recreation Strengthen Local Communities
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Somerville also noted that landscape architects, many of whom are part of small businesses, plan and design community parks and other outdoor recreational spaces.
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Los Angeles 'Health Atlas' Shows Alarming Disparities Between Neighborhoods - Huffington Post

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Los Angeles 'Health Atlas' Shows Alarming Disparities Between Neighborhoods Huffington Post The goal of compiling the atlas, he noted, was to ensure that city officials would consider how future development impacts neighborhoods where bike lanes,...
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Carbondale Council Woman Proposes Alcohol Tax for Recreation - WSIL TV

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Carbondale Council Woman Proposes Alcohol Tax for Recreation
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The Carbondale Park District, which gets its funding from property taxes, is working on building a new public pool and Splash Park.
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Pico Rivera recognized for effort to fight childhood obesity - Whittier Daily News

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Pico Rivera recognized for effort to fight childhood obesity
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Kids receive free food during Let's Move!, a free lunch program by Parks and Recreation Department at Rivera Park in Pico Rivera on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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RIVERSIDE: Healthy living effort launched on Eastside - Press-Enterprise

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RIVERSIDE: Healthy living effort launched on Eastside
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Saturday was the kickoff of the Eastside HEAL Zone initiative, a three-year effort to reduce obesity by helping Eastside residents eat healthier foods and exercise more.
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Parks announces E205 Initiative completion | Mid-county Memo Blog

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Portland Parks and Recreation workers installed trail distance markers to keep track of your physical activity on a new, half-mile soft surface trail. Park-goers can now also enjoy bright new park signs, benches, reconstructed ...
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Physical Activity Information Round-Up: February 22, 2013

The Alberta Centre for Active Living regularly receives physical activity information from various sources, including listservs, websites, personal contacts, and e-mails.
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California teens who live close to safe parks exercise more - EdSource Today

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California teens who live close to safe parks exercise more EdSource Today Nearly 45 percent of California teens who live near a park — within a quarter-mile of a small park or a half-mile of a large one — reported that they bike, run, play sports...
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Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice - KCET (blog)

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Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice KCET (blog) Green space in parks and schools; complete streets that are walkable and bikeable; and safe routes to schools can provide opportunities for physical activity to...
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It's in the way you do it: lessons for public park exercise groups

Traditional indoor exercise venues, including the gym, can intimidate the under-confident (through simple things such as too much lycra). Classes held in the local park, on the other hand, provide an easy entry point.
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Getting Outside: Good for All Ages - Bay Nature

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Getting Outside: Good for All Ages
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Older adults, just like everyone else, are more likely to explore new parks, gardens and other outdoors activities if they go with others.
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Iowa Launches Healthy & Happy Outdoors (H2O) - Tama News-Herald - Toledo Chronicle

Iowa Launches Healthy & Happy Outdoors (H2O)
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"Our goal is to help Iowans increase mental and physical health through outdoor recreation in Iowa's natural spaces," said Chuck Gipp, DNR Director.
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Healthy park equals healthy heart | Centennial Parklands Blog

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Heart Foundation Healthy park equals healthy heart The Heart Foundation recommends that being physically active is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Young or old, physical activity has a range of benefits, and ...
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Urbanism Placemaking and Public Parks | Sustainable Cities ...

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The evidence for positive impacts of urban parks on physical activity was highlighted as “strong,” with the academically established evidence in support of other effects found to be at least “moderate.” (Conversely, when a ...
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Study: CDC Finds that Shared Use Agreements Increased Physical ...

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Kids are less likely to get the physical activity they need in places that don't have easy access to parks or playgrounds. And while schools have the power to unlock their gates and leave their facilities open to the public, this ...
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Denver Parks permit policy headed for vote: Will mommies need to pay to push ... - Westword (blog)

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On the move - Alexandria Echo Press

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On the move
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This helps ensure land use plans include amenities to support physical activity, like bike lanes, parks, sidewalks and trail systems that connect residents to popular destinations.
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Relieve Stress by Walking the Woods - Onlymyhealth

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Relieve Stress by Walking the Woods
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Dr. Gladwell thus concluded that by encouraging more people to enjoy such great outdoor walks their physical activity level also increases.
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Baylor University researchers study barriers, resources to physical ...

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The findings show that in these neighborhoods there is a lack of traffic lights, limited recreation facilities and parks, traffic and graffiti that can hinder physical activity whereas access to yards and outdoor patio spaces in these ...
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Teens who live close to a park are more physically active - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Teens who live close to a park are more physically active - ScienceBlog.com (blog) | parks and physical activity | Scoop.it
ScienceBlog.com (blog) Teens who live close to a park are more physically active ScienceBlog.com (blog) While proximity to parks was associated with more physical exercise, the study also found that the perceived safety of neighborhood parks was a...
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Kaiser Permanente donates $150000 toward park space in west Ventura - Ventura County Star

Kaiser Permanente donates $150000 toward park space in west Ventura - Ventura County Star | parks and physical activity | Scoop.it
Kaiser Permanente donates $150000 toward park space in west Ventura Ventura County Star “Improving access to physical activity through park development and improvement is a strategy in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Zone in west Ventura,”...
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The Experts: What Role Should Government Play in Combatting Obesity? - Wall Street Journal

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Could better transit and parks make for healthier workers? - Newsworks.org

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Could better transit and parks make for healthier workers?
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San Mateo County's “Streets Alive! Parks Alive!” Returns (Mostly In ...

San Mateo County's “Streets Alive! Parks Alive!” Returns (Mostly In ... | parks and physical activity | Scoop.it
was initiated by SM County Supervisor Carole Groom in 2010 as a way to promote community and physical activity, and the event has grown from an initial ten cities to 16 this year. “Parks Alive!” was added to the event's name ...
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Childhood Obesity Starts at Home - Science Daily (press release)

Childhood Obesity Starts at Home Science Daily (press release) A new study to be presented Saturday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting shows that preschool children are less likely to be obese if they live in a...
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