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Physical Activity 7-13 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

Healthy Families Programme Information

Physical Activity 7-13yrs helpful resources

NCMP (National Child Measurement Programme) Information

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