#HealthyAtHome - Physical activity (2023)

WHO has recommendations on the amount of physical activity people of all ages should do to benefit their health and wellbeing.

Infants under 1 year of age

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• All infants should be physically active several times a day.

• For those not yet mobile, this includes at least 30 minutes in prone position (tummy time), as floor-based play, spread throughout the day while awake.

Children under 5 years of age

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• All young children should spend at least 180 minutes a day in a variety of types of physical activities at any intensity

• 3-4 year old children should spend at least 60 minutes of this time in moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity

Children and adolescents aged 5-17 years

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• All children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity

• This should include activities that strengthen muscle and bone, at least 3 days per week

• Doing more than 60 minutes of physical activity daily will provide additional health benefits

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Adults aged over 18 years

• All adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity throughout the week.

• For additional health benefits, adults should increase their moderate-intensity physical activity to 300 minutes per week, or equivalent.

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• For developing and maintaining musculoskeletal health, muscle-strengthening activities involving major muscle groups should be done on 2 or more days a week

• In addition, older adults with poor mobility should do physical activity to enhance balance and prevent falls on 3 or more days per week.


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