What happens when kids run a mile each day is explained in this article.  The new program called the Daily Mile began in Scotland around 6 years ago and now it is in 3600 schools in 25 countries. On average it takes kids about 15 minutes to run the mile which helps them to meet the recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity.  The study compared 2 schools, one who ran the Daily Mile and one that didn’t.

The results are impressive.  In the school with the Daily Mile, children on average saw the following improvements: increased moderate to vigorous activity by 9 minutes a day, body fat as measured by skinfold calibers reduced by 4%, and children ran an additional distance of 40 meters daily.