The world’s longest-living people live in places that encourage natural movement. Unfortunately, new threats and challenges to America’s healthy living status continue to emerge.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages communities to work together to reverse this trend to ensure Americans live longer and healthier lives. Here in Plano, we have five quality recreation centers, a tennis center, two golf courses, an extensive trail system, world-class athletic facilities and many other amenities that provide places for people to keep moving.
Research has also shown that longevity is related to an individual’s ability to “down shift.” And this fall, Plano Parks and Recreation is gearing up for a fall season with a wide array of classes and activities planned to help you combat stress and anxiety. Plano’s recreational facilities offer a variety of yoga and mindfulness classes for children, teens and adults to improve strength, flexibility and stress management.
Our Outdoor Recreation division will also offer two moonlight paddles this fall (Sept. 26 and Oct. 17). Come experience a moonlit night like never before out on the lake at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. You may simply choose to take an evening walk on Plano’s 83 miles of trails, or enjoy the peacefulness of nature in any one of our 85 park sites.
Socialization is also an important component for healthy living. Our recreation facilities are communities within themselves, offering unique ways to engage with people from different cultures and backgrounds. For many patrons, these centers provide a sense of belonging outside of the digital world.
Our fall catalog offers enriching and affordable ways to make health and happiness a priority for you and your family. What are your goals for living a healthy life? Let us help create long-lasting habits and introduce you to new experiences with our classes and programs.
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