Can Walking Make Your Children More Successful?

by | Nov 12, 2019


Can Walking Make Your Children More Successful?

Want your children to be successful? Teach them how to stand on their own two feet… literally.

Recently researchers at Columbia, The University of Virginia and the University of Illinois looked at why children in some cities are doing better than children in other cities. According to the job resource site Inc.com, that reason comes down to how many steps they’re taking.

Turns out the “walkability” of a city can have a big impact on how well someone does in life. For one, living in a city where you can walk around means no car. And no car, means no payments, no paying for gas and more money in your pocket.

Something else to consider, the study found that living in a walkable city means people are healthier and have a greater sense of community, especially since you’re all trekking around together. Overall the study found that the more walkable an area is the more likely the child is to become more successful than their parents.

So maybe it’s time to consider a change of pace… and a good pair of shoes.

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