Driven kids are just as active

20th August 2004 at 01:00
Children who walk to school are no more active than those who are taken by car, according to a study by scientists at Derriford hospital in Plymouth.

The scientists asked 275 children to wear monitors for a week to measure their rates of physical activity. The difference between the activity of the two groups was negligible. Brad Metcalf, co-author of the report, said the Government would do better to use money it spends on walk-to-school schemes for improving PE and extra-curricular activities. bmj.com

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