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New study finds living near a state park is good for your overall health

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New study finds living near a state park is good for your overall health

New study finds living near a state park is good for your overall health

The California State Parks Foundation wants state parks to be more accessible for everybody

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New study finds living near a state park is good for your overall health

FROM UCLA AND THECALIFORNIA STATE PARKSFOUNDATION..IT FOUND SIXTY PERCENTOF PEOPLE LIVING NEARSTATE PARKS AREDISADVANTAGEDCOMMUNITIES.BUT BEING NEARBYTHESE SPACES PROVIDESA WEALTH OF HEALTHOPPORTUNITIES.ACTION NEWS REPORTERKYLA LINVILLE HAS MOREON THE STUDY AND ITSIMPACT.

##BETSY SHEETS, POINT LOBOSPARK VISITOR 0:05:23"WHEN YOU CAN WALKHERE, WHAT BETTER?"0:05:25 OR 0:04:52 "MOVEIT OR LOSE IT." 0:04:52POINT LOBOS DRAWS INBOTH LOCALS ANDTOURISTS WITH IT'SGORGEOUS OCEAN VIEWSAND SANDY TRAILS.AND ACCORDING TO ASTUDY FROM UCLA ANDTHE CALIFORNIA STATEPARKS FOUNDATION, IT'SPLACES LIKE THIS THATCAN IMPACT HOW YOUFEEL.HOLLY MARTINEZ, DIRECTOROF PROGRAMS ANDADVOCACY AT CA STATEPARKS FOUNDATION 0:10:06"WE KNOW THAT THEY'REIMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE'SHEALTH AND WELLBEING,NOT JUST TO BE PHYSICALLYACTIVE BUT THE TIME ITTAKES FOR YOU TO CLEARYOUR MIND OR HAVE A WAYTO ENGAGE WITH YOUR KIDS,TO SPARK THEIR CREATIVITYAND CURIOSITY.

IT'S GREATTIME TO SPEND TOGETHERAS A FAMILY." 0:10:25 THESTUDY FOCUSING ONUNDERPRIVILEGEDCOMMUNITIES.HOLLY MARTINEZ, DIRECTOROF PROGRAMS ANDADVOCACY AT CA STATEPARKS FOUNDATION 0:04:06"WE ARE LOOKING AT WHATARE NEGATIVE HEALTHCONSEQUENCES OF BEING ASOCIETY, THAT IS INDOORSAND HOW CAN OUR STATEPARKS BE PLACES THATREALLY ENTICE AND ENGAGEFAMILIES TO SPEND MORETIME OUTDOORS?" 0:04:23VISITORS LIKE MICHELLEJOHNSON KNOW IT'SIMPORTANT TO STAYACTIVE.MICHELLE JOHNSON, PARKVISITOR 0:01:57 "THIS ISMY FOURTH PREGNANCY ANDI MEAN, THIS IS THE MOSTACTIVE I'VE BEEN, AND IFEEL THE BEST I'VE EVERFELT BEING PREGNANT.

ITDEFINITELY MAKES ADIFFERENT STAYING ACTIVEAND BEING HEALTHY."0:02:09 TAKE FS UCLARESEARCHERS ALSODISCOVERING ACCESS TOTHESE TYPES OF PLACESCAN HELP CONTROLWEIGHT, STRENGTHBONES AND MUSCLE, ANDREDUCE THE RISK OFCARDIOVASCULARDISEASE.CONT.

VO ADDING THATCALIFORNIAN'S LIVINEAR A GREEN SPACESHOW LOWER LEVELS OFDISTRESS REGARDLESS OFTHEIR SOCIOECONOMICSTATUS.REASONS LIKE THIS AREWHY THE PARKSFOUNDATION WANTPEOPLE TO TAKEADVANTAGE OF WHAT'SALREADY THERE.HOLLY MARTINEZ, DIRECTOROF PROGRAMS ANDADVOCACY AT CA STATEPARKS FOUNDATION 0:10:49"THESE ARE PLACES AT YOURDOORSTEP WITHIN ARM'SREACH THAT WE'RE REALLY TOBRIDGE THOSE CONNECTIONSAND MAKE THESE PLACESMORE ACCESSIBLE TOEVERYONE." 0:10:59THE CALIFORNIAPARKS FOUNDATION ISPUSHING FOR STATEPARKS TO BE MOREACCESSIBLE TOEVERYONE THROUGHTHIS STUDY, THEY AREENCOURAGING PARKS TOCREATE MORE PROGRAMSTO CONNECT KIDS ANDFAMILIES WITH THEOUTDOORS.

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