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Posted on: December 1, 2022

December DYK

DYK 8

Did You Know?  

Because swimming is an aerobic exercise, it serves to strengthen the heart, not only helping it to become larger, but making it more efficient in pumping -- which leads to better blood flow throughout your body.  - Center for Disease Control


The Liberty Community Center offers water aerobics, swimming lessons for all ages and lap swim that can help you get that blood pumping this winter! Monthly memberships and day passes are available so come check it out!


Previous DYK for 2022:

January

  • In the spring of 2021, 2,794 children participated in Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) youth sports and a yearly total of 4,484!  – LPR By The Numbers

 February

  • More than 874,000 Americans died of cardiovascular disease in 2019, according to the American Heart Association - Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics

March

  • In March and April 2020, national estimates of food insecurity more than tripled to 38%. - American Journal of Public Health

April

  • April is National Volunteer Month and the efforts of volunteers worldwide are equal to 109 million full-time workers.  - Bureau of Labor Statistics

May

  • The Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) Horticultural team maintains 127 garden beds and 11 containers, plus trimming and adding mulch around more than 100 trees throughout Liberty. They use at least 160 cubic yards of mulch each year. That’s 107,870 pounds, 54 tons or 2 tractor trailer trucks full! – LPR by the numbers

June

  •  Summer camps provide many benefits for kids including socializing, building friendships, limiting screen time, getting exercise, learning new things and making memories. – all4kids.org

July

  • 87 percent of people agree that parks and recreation is an important service provided by their local government. – NRPA 2021 Engagement Report

August

  • Physically active communities typically spend $20 or more on parks per resident and are more likely to support low-cost physical activity and sport experiences for kids - as.pn/sportsfacts  

September

  • According to yoga benefits statistics, more than half of the US population practice yoga to reduce tension. Apart from that, 52% of them use yoga to get mentally and physically stronger, and 42% to feel happier. - finances online/yoga statistics

October

  • In 2021, the Liberty Community Christmas Tree (LCCT) program raised more than $63,000 to provide food and gifts to 350 families with 880 children and 110 other adult households. - LCCT By The Numbers

November

  • Older adults involved in an organizational/recreation activity scored significantly better on the happiness scale than those who were not involved. - CA Parks Report

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