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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. Now in its 19th year, WSTSD reminds us that regular walking has a favourable impact on our kids’ cognitive and academic performance. In fact, physical exercise enhances kids’ information processing, memory, concentration and behaviour – 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 one in three by 2020? And that children require at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day? Walking to school is a great start! If you can’t walk all the way to school maybe park 500m away and walk the last leg? There are loads of ways to get a good walk into your day!

www.walk.com.au

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