Health & Wellness
The Anderson Township Park District provides people of all ages with opportunities to thrive and become physically and emotionally healthier. Research shows that stress levels decrease, blood pressure improves, depression eases and perceived general health benefits occur simply by using parks on a periodic basis. Interaction with natural environments increases, and moods improve, adding zest and pleasure to the lives of those using parks and playgrounds (Hull & Michael, 1995; Iso-Ahola & Park, 1996).
The Anderson Township Park District recognizes this important role by creating and supporting active lifestyles, especially significant since obesity has become a national epidemic and is directly related to the cause of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
So get out and get active in a park near you! Click here for a list of park trails.