Healthiest Weight Florida
Regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more physical activity you do, the greater the health benefits. Being physically active can help:
- Control weight
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
- Reduce the risk of some cancers
- Strengthen bones and muscles
- Improve mental health and mood
- Improve ability to do daily activities and prevent falls in older adults
- Increase the chances of living longer
About the St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department
The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is a thriving local park system. Residents and visitors enjoy a sense of community, an appreciation of history, and a respect for nature. Visit St. Johns County Parks & Recreation to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, Register for Parks & Recreation Programs, and keep up with the latest Community Newsletter sent right to your inbox.
The Bureau of Epidemiology administers the following health surveys: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS), the Middle School Health Behavior Survey (MSHBS), the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Information from these surveys are used for health planning, program evaluation, and monitoring health objectives within the Department of Health.