Walk Safely to School
The Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on kids to put their feet first in the journey towards a healthier future by participating in national Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) on Friday, May 18.Â Now in its 19thÂ year, WSTSD reminds us that regular walking has a favourable impact on our kidsâ€™ cognitive and academic performance. In fact, physical exercise enhances kidsâ€™ information processing, memory, concentration and behaviour â€“ which together improves their overall academic performance. Did you also know one in four children in Australia are overweight or obese, and that number will be oneÂ in three by 2020?Â And that children require at least 60 minutes of physical activityÂ per day?Â Walking to school is a great start! If you canâ€™t walk all the way to school maybe park 500m away and walk the last leg? There are loads of ways to get aÂ goodÂ walk into your day!