The Daily Mile is able to improve cardiorespiratory fitness when practiced three times a week
Article title: The Daily Mile is able to improve cardiorespiratory fitness when practiced three times a week.
Dr Gennaro Boccia (Research Fellow at the School of Exercise and Sport Sciences) and researchers at the University of Torino investigated the weekly frequency effect of doing The Daily Mile on cardiorespiratory fitness.
- Executing The Daily Mile on average 3 times a week was more beneficial to children’s fitness (9% increase) than practising only 2 times a week.
- Teachers are strongly recommended to implement The Daily Mile at least 3 times a week, as per core principles, to see appreciable effects on cardiorespiratory fitness.
Dr Gennaro Boccia, University of Torino: “Therefore, the present results corroborated previous research on the efficacy of The Daily Mile in ameliorating the physical fitness of children.”
Read the full article online, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on 24th March 2020.