Arlington: A Hearts N' Parks Community

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What is Hearts N' Parks?

Why Arlington?

What is the Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Doing to Promote Hearts N' Parks?

What can Arlingtonians do to promote Heart Healthy Behaviors?

Where can I find more information about the Hearts N' Parks program in Arlington?

Where can I find more information about the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources?

What is Hearts N' Parks?

Hearts N' Parks is an exciting new national program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Recreation and Parks Association, (NRPA).

The goal of the program is to create model community-based programs to increase the number of children and adults who engage in heart-healthy behaviors.

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Why Arlington?

Arlington County's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources is honored to be hand-selected as a pilot site before the program is launched nationally in July 2000.

Arlington was selected because NHLBI and the Surgeon General's Office recognize the many ways that community parks and recreation programs positively affect the well being of people.

We are proud to offer programs that demonstrate Arlington as A Hearts N' Parks Community!

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What is the Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Doing to Promote Hearts N' Parks?

Kids in the elementary after school and playground camp programs as well as mature adults in the senior adult programs are participating in more physical activities while learning about the importance of a healthy diet.

The Hearts N' Parks logo will be found on trail maps, mile markers, and other promotional materials for programs and facilities that offer heart healthy activities.

The Recreation and Leisure class catalog will promote a series of heart healthy classes in the Fall of 2000.

Thomas Jefferson Community Center and Barcroft Sport and Fitness Center will be flagship sites for Hearts N' Parks, offering a safe and affordable place to be active.

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What can Arlingtonians do to promote Heart Healthy Behaviors?

These simple tips will help control body weight, prevent/control obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease:

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Where can I find more information about the Hearts N' Parks program in Arlington?

Please call Jennifer Blau, Wellness Programmer, at 703-228-5934.

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Where can I find more information about the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources?

For information about the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, please visit our web site at http://www.co.arlington.va.us. Pick up a copy of the latest Recreation and Leisure Catalog at your local library or community center. Call 703-228-4747 (voice), 703-228-4743 (TTY) to register or request information to be mailed.

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