child health

Walking School Buses contribute to decrease in overweight kids (Auckland)

Media Release New Walking School Bus research shows Aucklanders are benefiting from more than just the annual reduction of 720,000 car trips Walking School Buses generate.
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Omission of active commuting to school and the prevalence of childrens health-related physical activ

the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Study Active commuting to school by walking or bicycle is a potential source of continuous moderate activity for children that has bee

Personal, family, social, and environmental correlates of active commuting to school

Active commuting to school may be an important opportunity for children to accumulate adequate physical activity for improved cardiovascular risk factors, enhanced bone health, and psychosocial well-being.

Walking is good for my health: report of a pilot study

Report of a pilot study on the perceived health benefits to children of walking school buses in the Auckland region
walkingschoolbus.pdf - Document - Adobe PDF
In May and June 2005, four Auckland primary schools, one from each territorial authority in the Auckland region, engaged in a pilot study of the perceived health benefits to children of walking school buses.

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Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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