International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health

Dr Gennaro Boccia (Research Fellow at the School of Exercise and Sport Sciences) and researchers at the University of Torino investigated the effectiveness of The Daily Mile in improving fitness of Italian children and the feasibility of the initiative in 5 primary schools.

The study concluded The Daily Mile is versatile and transferable to primary schools in Italy. Teachers saw positive effects within their school environment after doing The Daily Mile, and children who took part had significantly increased physical fitness. Additionally, teachers found the programme extremely easy to implement into their school day and 96.4% of teachers agreed The Daily Mile has no negative impact on their teaching.

Read the full article online or download the paper, published in the International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health on 14th October 2019.