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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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.
• 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.