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Numbers Prove Good Fitness Habits Can Start At A Young Age

With the new school year in mind, we took a look at the statistics related to kids’ health and wellness—and discovered that good fitness habits begin early.

That’s one speedy 9-year-old!

Do you get this much daily physical activity?

Kids love participating on race day, just like their runner moms and dads!

We personally were psyched to learn this stat.

Because, let’s face it—running 26.2 miles is no joke.

Younger kids are blowing us away at the shorter distances, anyway.

Once they’re 5 years old, the kids get the green light from our coaches to race ahead.

You go, girls!

*According to a study presented in September 2016 and co-led by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of North Dakota.

Fun fact: both of our web editors were on their high schools’ track and field teams!

Sprints, middle distance, long distance, throws, jumps…the options are seemingly endless.

The future is looking bright for the running world!


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Team WR

Team WR represents the Women's Running staff and community behind the magazine and The team was created in July 2014 when Women's Running underwent its first re-design since it debuted in 2009. Collectively, Team WR has run everything, from marathon, to half, to novelty runs, to ultras, to 10K and 5K races, to obstacle events, to triathlons.