Walk-to-school pupils healthier
Children who walk to and from school are getting on average a third of their daily physical activity from the journey, scientists have discovered.
Researchers at the University of Bristol monitored secondary school children during their daily journeys and found the trips contributed an average of 22.2 minutes to their so-called moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) target of an hour per day.
The study – funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the National Prevention Research Initiative – focused on 11 to 12-year-olds, a crucial age group as physical activity levels tend to decline through adolescence.
Elissa Southward, the study’s lead researcher, said: “Increased physical activity in children is an important public health goal and active travel to school is a potential method of achieving it.”
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