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Recommended levels of physical activity for children aged 5-17

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This is a summary of the recommended levels of physical activity for children aged 5-17 years to improve cardiovascular and muscular fitness, bone health and cardiovascular and metabolic health biomarkers.

How much?

At least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

And more?

Greater than 60 minutes provides additional health benefits.

What type?

Most of the daily physical activity should be aerobic.

Anything else?

Vigorous-intensity activities, including those that strengthen muscles and bones (at least 3 times per week).

This infographic has been created for the TREK project, where you can find more information about this topic.

Physical activity levels for children

Reference

– World Health Organization 2010

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Jorge Rodriguez

Physiotherapist, Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), MSc Health Care Technology (cum laude) at Tallinn University of Technology, Exercise Prescription Expert and Social Media Expert. Founder and editor at lafisioterapia.net. Passionate about dissemination in Physiotherapy and health promotion, with special interest in digital tools as a way to improve quality of life.