“It’s no surprise that being outside in nature helps both our mental and physical health. Parks are a wonderful way to bring nature into our urban and suburban spaces and ensure that people enjoy those health benefits. Parks foster social interaction and bring communities together, which is also good for health!”
— Sara H. Cody, MD, Santa Clara County Health Officer and Public Health Director
Diabetic individuals taking a 30-minute walk in a green space experienced lower blood glucose levels than spending the same amount of time doing physical activity in other settings.
- From the National Recreation and Parks Association