National park service promotes health benefits of the outdoors

By Victoria Schlesinger

As Californians anxiously wait for news about whether their favorite state park will be closed due to financial woes, director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis spoke in Marin on Tuesday about the connection between good health and getting outside. As part of a new national campaign called”Healthy Parks Healthy People,” the park service is touting studies that show spending time in nature can improve numerous health problems, thus reduce health costs. You don’t say. [Read more - Marin Independent Journal]

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  1. Christine Sculati on 04/08/2011 at 8:15 am

    With so many national parks in the Bay Area and California, this would be a setback to efforts by the park service and park advocates to promote access to the outdoors and healthy lifestyles. Yesterday, Michael Krasny interviewed National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis on KQED’s Forum:


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