Recreation and Fitness Facilities

Region: Hudson Valley
Measurement Period: 2014
This indicator shows the number of fitness and recreation centers per 1,000 population.
Why is this important?
People engaging in an active lifestyle have a reduced risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. People are more likely to engage in physical activity if their community has facilities which support recreational activities, sports and fitness.
The Hudson Valley Region includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.
facilities/ 1,000 population
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
Measurement period: 2014
Maintained by: Conduent Healthy Communities Institute
Last update: October 2017

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Recreation and Fitness Facilities

Data Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
Measurement Period: 2014
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Filed under: Environment / Built Environment, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Physical Determinants of Health