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An active trip to school provides get up and go

Call for safer cycle and walking routes to help children achieve exercise targets

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Getting up for school in the morning is good for children’s health and increases the likelihood of them hitting physical activity targets, according to new research into the activity of 10- and 11-year-olds.

The study found that children were more likely to hit the government’s daily physical activity target of 60 minutes during the week than at the weekend.

Researcher Paul McCrorie told Tes Scotland that one possible explanation was that children lie in for longer at the weekend, leaving them less time to exercise.

He said previous studies had shown that children who actively travel to ...

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