Chop Chop! Let’s get moving kids!
Our increasing sedentary lifestyle often makes it difficult to know how much physical activity we should do per week. The following are recommendations for youth between 5-17 years of age:
- A cumulative of at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity of medium to high intensity including a variety of aerobic activities,
- A minimum of 3 times per week activities that are meant to increase muscle strength and bone health should be included,
- Several hours of light intensity structured or non-structured activities should be included,
- There should be a maximum of 2 hours of screen time per day (computer/TV) and keep prolonged sitting periods to a minimum.
It is important to adapt these tips according to the health of your child!