29 Nov '16, 4pm

"Walking and biking to school is not only cost effective, but health related for today’s students." Via @CDCgov: https://t.co/mNyPh49INv

"Walking and biking to school is not only cost effective, but health related for today’s students." Via @CDCgov: https://t.co/mNyPh49INv

In a recent webinar sponsored by the CDC, information was presented explaining how walking and biking to school is not only cost effective, but health related for today’s students. This Hi-5 program strives to improve community health and demonstrate positive health impact in five years or less, as well as offering cost effectiveness and savings over time. SRTS, one of several Hi-5 interventions, encourages children and families to safely bike or walk to and from school and it combines community education with building environmental improvements. SRTS means taking steps so that students can safely get to school by foot or bicycle. The health benefits include the reduced risk of injury from traffic collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists, and increased cardiorespiratory fitness among students. With SRTS training within the communities, there is an economic impact. O...

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