RESEARCH & RESOURCES
OBESITY / HEALTHY WEIGHT
Pabayo, R., et al., 2009 – Sustained Active Transportation is associated with a favorable body mass index trajectory across the early school years: Findings from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development birth cohort, 54,The more traffic surrounding a child’s home, the more likely they are to be overweight or obese.
INACTIVITY / SCREEN TIME
Mental health is just as important as physical health. As a nation, we’re seeing a drastic increase in a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to depression and anxiety. Children who exercise and bike regularly are more likely to decrease their screen time, which can enhance their social and emotional well-being.
BENEFITS OF PLAY / SOCIALIZATION