Monday 20th May is the start of Walk to School Week
17th May 2019
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Organisers of the campaign charity Living Street shave the stated mission; to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.

Walking is very good for our health because we carry our own weight when walking, some of the benefits of walking are:

Improved cardiovascular vascular, heart and lung,health,

Reduction in the risks of heart disease and stroke,

Improvement in conditions such as hypertension – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscle pains, stiffness, and diabetes,

Stronger bones

Improved balance,

Better muscle strength and endurance,

Reduced body fat,

Better mental health, walking is often very pleasant and calming.

For NHS comments about the healthy aspects of walking, please see,

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/walking-for-health/

Make walking a habit, start by walking to school. Parents will benefit from walking their children to school as it is healthier for them also, walking costs less that driving a car, removes the problem of parking close to school, congestion, and does away with the carbon emissions close to your children’s school.

During the week of Walk to School Weekwhy not join the many who already walk to school, start your children young with a walking habit and it could become the start of a lifetimes love of walking. Join up with other parents and make walking to school a more social occasion.

Parents wishing to gain further information about Walk to School Week are advised to go to:

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/about-us/our-organisation

Living Streets wants to reverse the decline in children walking to school. 

They have already convinced the government to have an objective to increase the proportion of 5 to 10 years old children walking to school to 55% by 2025.

Find out about the ways Living Streets plans to get children walking more, the excellent tools they provide for teachers and parents, and their ground-breaking campaigning work that underpins their vision of a new walking generation.Parents and or carers, take a look at Living Streets ‘Family Walk to School Kit’ that is purpose designed to help all concerned to get children walking to school safely for a brighter future.

Walk to School Week 2019 is strongly recommended by The Best of Taunton and Bridgwater.

https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/taunton-and-bridgwater/

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