Julia Belgutay

Students miles better off with regular exercise

Daily Mile programme begins in its first college to boost fitness nationwide

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Borders College has won plaudits for becoming the first institution in the further education sector to take up the Daily Mile challenge, an initiative that started in schools as a way to make young children more active.

Now the scheme’s founder has challenged more Scottish colleges to get involved in the scheme – which encourages students to run or walk a mile every day – as a way of improving students’ experience in class as well as their physical health.

The idea to bring the Daily Mile into Borders College came from lecturer Sam Anderson. Mr Anderson said: “It only takes 21 days to make a ...

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