5 – 17 years old

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:

  1. Children and young people aged 5 – 17 years old should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily;

  2. Physical activity of amounts greater than 60 minutes daily will provide additional health benefits;

  3. 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.

For more information, please click on WHO's website

Contact Information


You hereby subscribe to E.S.C.O.T. - EUROPE's free email newsletter. E.S.C.O.T. - EUROPE's email newsletter provides you with regular updates about a lot of information and activities including:

  • To take part in the first worldwide community subjected to an epidemiological survey to check the state of well-being and to improve it;
  • European Schools' Gala event;
  • Suggestions to improve your lifestyle quality.
You can of course unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time.