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This is what happens when school children run one mile every day

Maxine Mallett, 52, a headteacher at Rutherford House School, poses for a photograph at the school's playground in south London, Britain, February 22, 2017. "The most stressful time of my career was when I had children. Women who return to work after having a child are sometimes treated with suspicion, as if they now lack commitment to the school when it is quite the opposite," Mallett said. "We need to remove barriers and support all. Having a fulfilling career should not have to be a battle that you have to constantly fight." REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth SEARCH "WOMEN WORK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

Exercise at school is an important weapon in the fight against childhood obesity. Image: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Colin Moran
Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition, University of Stirling
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