Physical Activity 13-17 Years
All children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours every day; these vigorous intensity activities should be incorporated at least 3 days a week.
It’s important that all children and young people try to minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary for extended periods.
Benefits of being active for at least 60 minutes a day include:
- Improving heart health
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Improving bone health
- Improving self confidence
- Developing social skills