Health and wellbeing

The Daily Mile is not PE, cross-country or sport. It is physical, emotional, social and
contributes to positive mental health and wellbeing.

Read on below

The Daily Mile has numerous benefits for…

Children’s health:

   Children become more aware of their health and the need to take responsibility for it

   Improves body composition – bone density, muscle strength and cardiovascular health

   Helps children achieve and maintain a healthy weight

   Individual medical conditions, such as Diabetes and Asthma, can be helped.

   Overall balance, gross and fine motor skills are enhanced.

Children’s wellbeing:

   It’s 100% inclusive and no-one is left behind – every child succeeds

   It’s not a race or competition – there is no sense of failure

   Children enjoy it – having fun, in the fresh air with friends, and a sense of freedom

   Children enjoy the weather, seasons and nature

   Supports improvement in self-efficacy, satisfaction and happiness

 

Find out more about the impact of The Daily Mile on children’s wider health: Research

I don’t mind doing the Daily Mile even when it is snowing or hail is coming down. It has helped me focus on my lessons...I want to be a teacher and I would have my children do something like this too.

Ellie Lewis, Year 6 Pupil