HBSC briefing paper 26: active travel to school

Ross Whitehead, Jennifer Hunter, Jo Inchley, Candace Currie, Dorothy Currie, Alina Cosma, Karen Hunter, Fergus Neville, Gill Rhodes

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Active travel is an important source of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for young people. Active commuting to school is associated with healthy body composition, greater cardiovascular fitness and improved cognitive performance in school.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSt Andrews
PublisherChild and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)
Commissioning bodyNHS Health Scotland
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • active travel
  • physical activity
  • moderate to vigorous physical activity
  • MVPA
  • young people

Cite this

Whitehead, R., Hunter, J., Inchley, J., Currie, C., Currie, D., Cosma, A., Hunter, K., Neville, F., & Rhodes, G. (2016). HBSC briefing paper 26: active travel to school. Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU).