For children and young people of this age group physical activity includes play, games, sports, transportation, recreation, physical education or planned exercise, in the context of family, school, and community activities. In order to improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, cardiovascular and metabolic health biomarkers and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression, the following are recommended:
Children and young people aged 5 – 17 years old should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily;
Physical activity of amounts greater than 60 minutes daily will provide additional health benefits;
Most of daily physical activity should be aerobic. Vigorous-intensity activities should be incorporated, including those that strengthen muscle and bone, at least 3 times per week.