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Georgia and Alabama schools celebrate Walk to School Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, and kids all across Georgia and Alabama are participating.

Walk to school day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and bicycling to school on the same day.  Schools all across America in each of the fifty states are participating, as well.

Walk to school day takes place every October, and the number of children participating this year is higher than the year before.

The goal of this event is to promote healthier habits and a healthier lifestyle.  Walking and bicycling to school allows children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need every day, while forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

The U.S. Department of health and human services recommends that children get one hour or more of physical activity each day.

For more information, you can visit the International Walk to School Day website at: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ 

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