Exercise guidelines for Children and youth aged 5–17 years

consensus statement

 Children who are sedentary and obese should start with at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity everyday. This volume of exercise should increase gradually to obtain at least 60 minutes of aerobic activity daily.
 Those children who are already quite active and not obese require at least 60 minutes of vigourous exercise, which could be in the form of sports everyday.
 In addition they will require muscle strengthening exercises for a minimum of 20-30 minutes 2-3 times a week. Exercises like jumping, squats, push-ups, situps, lunges etc using own body weight may be performed.
 Television and computer time involving sedentary activity should be restricted to less than 2 hours a week.

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