Walking/Biking to School a Healthy Choice; Oct. 3 is Walk to School Day

Wednesday, Oct. 3 is Walk to School Day.

Studies show that fewer children walk or bike than 40 years ago.

With today’s children, experts recommend that children do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Walking or bicycling to school offers an opportunity for you to get physical activity in for the day. Exposure to nature and time for free outdoor play can have multiple health benefits including stress reduction, relief of ADHD symptoms in children and increased cognitive and motor functioning.

Participating schools are encouraged to register their events at www.walktoschool.org.