Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Children who are made to walk or run a mile a day are significantly healthier than their sedentary peers
Children who are made to walk or run just one mile a day are significantly healthier than their sedentary peers, new research suggests.
Schools who take part in the Daily Mile initiative are more likely to have students of a healthy weight, who can also run faster, a study found.
The Daily Mile scheme was set up by a former headteacher in 2012. It involves pupils leaving the classroom for 15 minutes every day to walk, jog or run a mile by going around the playground several times.
According to the Daily Mile Foundation, more than 2,265 UK schools take part in the scheme, which has also been taken up by 3,600 schools worldwide.