Mental health outcomes of the Daily Mile in elementary school children: a single-arm pilot study

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Background – School-based physical activity (PA) programmes such as The Daily Mile (TDM) are widely promoted to address shortfalls in meeting PA recommendations. This study is the first to examine TDM (a daily one mile outdoor run/walk performed at a self-selected pace during school hours) on mental health, self-esteem and self-perceived competence of elementary schoolchildren.

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Authors: Anke Arkesteyn, Davy Van Campfort, Joseph Firth, Tine Van Damme

First published: 24 June 2022

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