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Evidence is in the pedal
It has been well documented about the benefits of physical activity amongst children. New research was conducted late last year by the Arahus University of Denmark to identify the links between concentration, diet and exercise.
Good2Go course a success
Have a GO!
Just before the end of the school term thirty seven brave grade 4 students from Cockatoo Primary School participated in the first Have a Go! bike camp.
High Tech Active Travel
New software to track students' active travel is proving popular in the US. Is it right for Australia?
Myki price rise a wake-up call?
Parent chauffeurs drive kids to obesity
The benefits of active travel (riding, walking, skating, scooting) are well known within the community, yet new research shows most city and country parents continue to drive their children to school and other close destinations, lowering their activity levels at a time where childhood obesity continues to spike.
After we posted the last article, Evidence is in the pedal, which showed the benefits of exercising before school, cyclist and mum Bec Fitties contacted us with a short bike story about herself and daughter Ruby aged five.
Schools and traffic
School drop offs are a major congestion contributor, and a risk to pedestrians and bike riders.
With the summer holidays just around the corner, avoid "cabin fever" and the dreaded "I'm bored" and keep the “happy” in holidays by helping your family stay active.
The Ride2School Team Visit Rural Victoria
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is done and dusted for another year. During the ride, the Ride2School Team managed to visit over 30 different rural schools.
The TV, Bedroom and Obesity
A new study from the US reiterated the association between the amount of time spent watching TV watched and obesity levels in children.
Using exercise as medicine
Studies by British Medical Journal suggest that staying active and exercising are just as effective as medicine when treating illness.