Students are running through the hallways, around tracks and in their backyards as part of the Run the Halls program sponsored by Goshen Health.
The free program helps students increase their daily physical activity. Research has demonstrated a link between physical activity, academic success and improvements in obesity-related outcomes.
"Physical activity helps students focus and remember more of what they learn," said Dr. David Coil, Medical Director, Goshen Physicians. "Run the Halls helps students get the 60 minutes of activity they need every day to grow up strong and healthy."
Goshen Health provides all the training and supplies, including motivational rewards for student participants. Schools can download a digital record-keeping app at no charge to track student progress.
If you are interested in learning more about how Run the Halls can work in your school, call (574) 364-2496 or enroll online at www.GoshenHealth.com/RunTheHalls.