Are primary school children gaining heart health benefits from their journeys to school?

@article{Sleap1993ArePS,
  title={Are primary school children gaining heart health benefits from their journeys to school?},
  author={M Sleap and Philip Warburton},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={1993},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={99-108}
}
Information was collected in relation to 1133 children, aged 4-11 years, regarding methods of travel to and from school, together with distances involved. Ninety-seven per cent of the children walked, travelled by car or alternated between these 2 methods of travel. Some 584 children (51.5%) walked to school every day with an average one-way-distance of less than half a mile. It would seem therefore that few primary school children are walking far enough to gain heart health benefits from their… CONTINUE READING

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