More Children Walking to School

A ray of hope in the midst of all the reports out there about the increase of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and a myriad of other health problems plaguing Americans and their children. A new report published this week found a 14.05% increase from 2007 to 2012, in children walking to school rather than riding the bus or being driven.

There was a difference between the morning walk to school and the afternoon walk home as seen in the chart below:

Figures

This increase may seem somewhat insignificant but it’s a great start. Having just seen a video yesterday that said that the next generation is, for the first time in several centuries, expected to have a lifespan that is going to be 5 years shorter than ours because of the rise of nutrition based health problems (obesity, lack of exercise, diabetes, etc…) any move to get children (and adults, for that matter), moving and exercising is a great move.

Download the 2-page summary or the whole 43-page paper from www.saferoutesinfo.org

 

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