Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Guidelines

The Golden Mile is proven to inspire your children to reach the governments recommended daily physical activity levels. Just like the Golden Mile, reaching these levels isn’t about winning or coming first but about personal achievement, health and wellbeing of our children.

A 2011 report from the Governments Chief Medical Offers states ‘regular participation in physical activity among children provides immediate and long-term benefits for physical and psychological well-being. In order to reflect this evidence, as well as encourage regular activity habits across the week, it is recommended that children and young people engage in daily physical activity.’

Recommended levels of Physical activity

  • All children should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours every day.
  • Vigorous intensity activities, including those that strengthen muscle and bone, should be incorporated at least three days a week.
  • All children should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods. By the time children start school, however, they are develop mentally ready to benefit from more intensive activity, over shorter periods, so a daily minimum of 60 minutes of moderate intensity activity is recommended.

There are some predictions suggest half of children will be obese or overweight by 2020 so let’s prove the experts wrong and tackle this threat now.   

 

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