Walking to School? Yay or Nay?

posted Jan 23, 2014, 2:03 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 23, 2014, 2:04 PM by Unknown user ]
Over the past 20 years 40% of primary and 20% of secondary age children get rides to school. Recently I have heard multiple conversations about people asking each other, "Should I walk to school or not?". The answer is YES! One should only get a ride if their house is more than 2 miles away.There are financial, health and even social benefits to why a person should walk to school. Financially it is good for you because, if your get a ride every single day, you would be consuming 50% of your money on the petrol. Petrol costs 45$! That's a lot of money. You can save that money for emergencies and walk to school! Bur money isn't everything, your health is even more important. In order to stay healthy a person should work out, but say you don't work out because you think its a waste of time. Then what happens? You should walk to school! Its the perfect exercise, which you do all the time! You can even get some of your friends to walk with you, which makes you not physically, but socially active as well! Everything's better with your friends.In the summer you can roller blade to and from the school. In winter you can have a snow ball fight. You can even make new friends with people who walk with you to your house. The reasons above prove, that walking to school not only is good for your health, but is good for the environment as well as your social life.