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THE SIX PILLARS OF HEALTHY PARKS, HEALTHY PEOPLE

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Did You Know?

Half of us report we do not engage in the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise most days of the week.

A quarter of us say we have not exercised at all in the last month.

Meanwhile, nearly 20 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product goes to health care costs.

Chronic disease accounts for 70 percent of deaths in the U.S.

HEALTHY HABITATS, BOTH NATURAL AND BUILT

Beyond the endless natural wonders of the National Seashore, there is a rich spectrum of historic and archaeological discoveries from Chatham to Provincetown.

HEALTHY RECREATION

Swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, SUP, and walking are just some of the ways to enjoy the National Seashore. It’s about making exercise fun – both physically and spiritually.

HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FOODS

Environments, systems and food sheds; just think about the Cape’s fresh seafood and the growing natural and organic farm movement here.

HEALTHY SCIENCE

The National Seashore employs scores of scientists who are continuously studying, inventorying and protecting the natural habitats, from estuaries and dunes to forests and wildlife. Their programs and laboratories are shared with students and other professionals year round.

HEALTHY FUTURES

From technology to partnerships like the one between Cape Cod National Seashore and Cape Cod Healthcare.

HEALTHY PEOPLE

People from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds and settings embrace the fact that parks like Cape Cod National Seashore are cornerstones of their health and well-being, and sustainability of the planet.