The Daily Mile

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The Daily Mile may have started out in a single school, but it is now gaining popularity across the world. Rather than focusing solely on fitness it also looks to promote children’s social, emotional and mental well-being.

What Is The Daily Mile?

Unlike cross country running, The Daily Mile is not supposed to be competitive. The main aim is to help children enjoy physical activity and become fit for life, rather than winning the race. It is thought by making it less competitive, The Daily Mile is more inclusive of children of all abilities, and is not as daunting to those who lack self-belief when it comes to sports.

By helping children enjoy exercise and partake daily, it is hoped The Daily Mile will help reduce the threat of obesity, and have a positive impact on children’s overall well-being and mental health.

Why Start The Daily Mile?

It is well known that regular exercise can help children to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and improve overall fitness levels.

The CopperMile report, also suggests that regular exercise like The Daily Mile may help improve focus during class; as well as resilience when children are faced with a challenge. The CopperMile report also showed that children who completed a mile a day made ‘better than expected’ progress in tests. Meanwhile, regular exercise is thought to help promote good mental health.

How To Start The Daily Mile?

It’s simple: Get outside and run!

It is not mandatory for schools to invest in a running track in order to take part in The Daily Mile. However, as the PE & Sports Premium encourages children to engage in regular physical activity, many schools choose to invest in a Daily Mile track.

Wet pour and rubber mulch tracks are non-slip and porous, so you don’t have to worry about puddles and can continue The Daily Mile through winter. As they are laid in-situ, they can also be tailored to your space and budgets.

You can learn more about the different types of tracks Billy Bounce provides here.

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While we hope this has answered some of the most popular questions about The Daily Mile, and you can find out more about The Daily Mile movement here. If you have other questions or are interested in a free site visit our quick quote, please just get in touch.

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