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Open Florida's Playgrounds

The American Heart Association is seeking to improve public health by opening community access to playgrounds and recreational facilities attached to public schools.

Fitness Matters

Research shows that people who have parks or recreational facilities nearby exercise 38 percent more than those who do not have easy access. At the same time, the prevalence of those who are obese has risen 35 percent.

School facilities can be an excellent resource for recreation and exercise where there is limited availability or private options such as a gym membership is not affordable.

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