Dr Jorien Slot-Heijs and researchers from the Mulier Instituut, Netherlands, conducted research at 9 Dutch primary schools to investigate:
- The effects of performing The Daily Mile for 12 weeks on children’s aerobic fitness levels
- If additional personal support for teachers impacted the effectiveness of The Daily Mile
- The Daily Mile can yield a beneficial effect on children’s aerobic fitness within a 12 week period when practiced 3-4 times a week.
- Additional personal support for teachers did not benefit intervention effectiveness or implementation over a 12 week period.
Dr Jorien Slot-Heijs, Mulier Instituut: “This study contributes to a growing body of research showing that The Daily Mile, a relatively simple physical activity intervention, can increase children’s aerobic fitness.”
Read the full article online, published in the International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health on 25th March 2020.