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Daily Physical Activity Recommendations for Children

Daily physical activity for children and adolescents is essential for their physical as well as emotional and mental well-being.

Exercise, sports, games or just running around with friends in fresh air has many health benefits for children.

Physical activity helps improve:

  • strength and endurance
  • builds healthy bones and muscles
  • develops ​ motor skills and coordination
  • reduces fat
  • promotes emotional well-being
  • reduces feelings of depression and anxiety

“The daily recommendation for physical activity for children 6 years and older is at least 60 minutes per day. Active play is the best exercise for younger children.” Read more.

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