--3.22 Child health & walking

The therapeutic value of children's everyday travel

This paper looks at the role of travel as a facilitator and provider of childrens physical activity which is an essential p

The broader impact of walking to school among adolescents etc

How children travel to and from school may significantly influence their overall physical activity levels. This paer measured moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adolescents and explored their means of travel to and from school.

Active commuting to and from school and BMI in elementary school children etc (abstract)

United States National Health Objectives include increasing the proportion of trips made by walking to and from school for children who live within 1.6 km to 50%. The purpose of this objective is to increase the level of physical activity among children.
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