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Recreation and Fitness Facilities

This indicator shows the number of fitness and recreation centers per 1,000 population.

Recreation and Fitness Facilities

0.06
0.07
Comparison: U.S. Value 

0.07

facilities/1,000 population
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Environment / Built Environment, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the median value of 3,141 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Why is this important?

People engaging in an active lifestyle have a reduced risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. People are more likely to engage in physical activity if their community has facilities which support recreational activities, sports and fitness.

Recreation and Fitness Facilities : Time Series

2007: 0.08 2008: 0.08 2009: 0.07 2011: 0.07

facilities/1,000 population

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Recreation and Fitness Facilities

Comparison: Prior Value 

0.07

facilities/1,000 population
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Categories: Environment / Built Environment, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Why is this important?

People engaging in an active lifestyle have a reduced risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. People are more likely to engage in physical activity if their community has facilities which support recreational activities, sports and fitness.

Recreation and Fitness Facilities : Time Series

2007: 0.08 2008: 0.08 2009: 0.07 2011: 0.07

facilities/1,000 population

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Create Indicator Comparison Report