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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Getting to School “Old-Style”: 4 Ideas to Get Started Walking or Biking

Getting to School “Old-Style”: 4 Ideas to Get Started Walking or Biking

The benefits of being active are well-known. Increased physical activity is associated with healthier, leaner bodies and improved brain function, academic performance, and mental health. Still, most of us drive our kids to school! In 1969 about half of kids walked or biked to school, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, today, fewer than 15% of kids walk or bike to school. Changing these numbers can change our kid’s health. READ MORE