Aim of new U.S. program: Get kids moving, off the couch

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine partners with The Daily Mile Foundation to launch school-based activity program.

The Daily Mile Foundation and The Sports Institute at UW Medicine announce the launch of The Daily Mile in the United States. The Daily Mile is a school program, developed in the United Kingdom, that encourages children to run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes a day to improve their health, concentration and learning. Nearly 10,000 schools and more than 1.9 million students around the world participate in The Daily Mile, now including schools and students across the United States.

The Daily Mile USA has partnered with The Sports Institute to offer schools a program that’s free, fun and easy to implement and execute. As part of this effort, The Sports Institute is spearheading a comprehensive study of the impact of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on students in Washington.

Ultimately, implementation of The Daily Mile in the United States seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all children and promote understanding of the connections between physical activity and students’ academic, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes.

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