Well it’s that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking! Our students started their day in a positive way with walking to school on a beautiful sunny day to participate in the National Walk Safely to School Day
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.
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
For more information, visit www.walk.com.au