Well it was that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking!
Not only is walking a wonderful way to get you where you want to be, but it also gets your health – and your child’s health on the right track too.
So that’s why this year our school particpated in National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 20 May 2016.
Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.
You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking more by:
– Walking with them the whole way to school
– If they get the bus or train, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop
– If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.
Regular exercise like walking with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes. It also gives you a great opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic. Remember, Active Kids are Healthy Kids!
Thank you to all the families that participated on Friday 20 May 2016! And congratulations to the winning class who had the most students walked to school on that morning.
For more information, visit www.walk.com.au