Tag Archives: childhood obesity

City and School Recreation Partnerships

As a result of constrained school and city budgets, more public-to-public partnerships are forming nationally. These partnerships look to share tax paid facilities and land to enhance educational and recreational resources for children. Thereafter parent committees and city board members often look to further expand those opportunities for the good of all. “Several park and recreation departments already embrace partnerships with area schools, but if yours doesn’t, you should consider the benefits. These partnerships are (more…)

Recreation Saves Lives and Cities

“City recreation is now the policy maker in partnership with city leaders, especially as health and recreational access disparity grows.” Updated: 14 October 2018, Marc Woodard Today’s cities compete for residents and business by offering state of the art recreation facilities services and programs, developed parks and greenway trail systems, safe walkways and open green space and for good reason.  It is the tremendous economic, social, wellbeing and fit healthy benefits these recreational amenities bring to community.  Once (more…)

City Recreation Reversing Inactivity Pandemic

“communities are trending in support of more city recreation facilities, services and programs.” Now more than ever people are attracted to walkable cities and community recreation facilities to help melt away unforgiving body fat and get more fit. Parents want these fit healthy opportunities and resources for their children as seen in recent city services surveys and studies.  Local and National statistics show there is good reason communities are trending in this direction. The National Center for (more…)

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain Connection

  Seek adventures in life. This will motivate you to stay active. How many of you have a tendency to stay up late and then eat too much before bed time?  Or do you lack a good night’s sleep because of daily stress, anxiety or snoring while you sleep?  Do you wake up with little energy and then eat too much throughout the day?  Believe it or not there is a connection between these causes (more…)