Noble (January 16, 2018) – The City of Noble encourages students, families, communities and schools to get their daily 60 minutes of physical activity by incorporating active transportation into their daily commute. By passing a Safe Routes to School Policy, the City of Noble shows their commitment to the health and safety of its most precious community members.
Regular physical activity not only helps reduce childhood obesity, it helps strengthen kids’ brains, boost their immune system, improve sleep and reduce stress. This results in fewer absences and disciplinary problems. Aside from improved physical and mental health, active students also gain improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
“Riding bikes or walking to school is a simple way for kids to fit extra physical activity into their day,” said Ariel Anglin, an HLP Grantee “. Every step adds up to healthier children. Encouraging healthful living while your kids are young will teach them healthy habits that will stay with them for life.”
The Safe Routes to School Policy shows that the city of Noble is committed to the health and safety of students by providing them with safe access to walk or bike to school. When students exercise before school, they arrive focused and ready to learn, without taking time away from existing school-day activities or placing an additional burden on teachers. Encouraging more people to walk or bike on neighborhood streets also helps them to become safer and more welcoming for anyone who is not driving.
Shape Your Future supports TSET’s mission to improve the health of every Oklahoman. TSET’s program, grant and research efforts focus on reducing the leading causes of preventable death, cancer and cardiovascular disease. TSET is focused on creating healthy environments where Oklahomans live, work, learn and play by making the healthy choice the easy choice.
For more information about Walk and Bike to School Day and for healthy tips and resources, visit ShapeYourFutureOK.com. Connect with Shape Your Future on Facebook or Twitter (@ShapeFutureOK) to enter contests, share photos and videos, and access other exciting tools.
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Shape Your Future encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free to improve community health. By leading healthy lifestyles, Oklahomans can decrease the number of citizens who fall victim to death and disease while increasing community health, physical activity and quality of life. For more information, go to ShapeYourFutureOK.com.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations working towards shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working with local coalitions and initiatives across the state, by cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and by working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health. To learn more go to: www.tset.ok.gov.