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How Parks and Recreation helps prevent chronic diseases

Millions of residents and visitors use Palm Beach County’s parks each year to play sports like basketball and baseball, walk their dog, relax on the beach, or have a picnic. Aside from the social importance of these types of activities, visiting the park can have measurable health benefits. Multiple health organizations – including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health – have linked physical activity in a park setting to a lower risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, arthritis and others.

Watch this short video to learn more about how you can help lower your risk for chronic diseases by visiting a park near you.