Phisical Activity for Youth

How much Physical Activity is Required?

At least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
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How much Moderate to Vigorous activity do these people need?

At least three days per week.
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What does Moderate activity mean?

Kids will breathe harder and their hearts will beat faster. They should be able to talk, but not sing. The following examples include:


• Speed walking

• Skating

• Bike riding

• Skateboarding

What does Vigorous activity mean?

Kids heart rate will increase even more and they will not be able to say more than a few words without catching a breath. This includes the following:


• Running

• Basketball

• Soccer

• Cross-country skiing

The Importance of Strenghtening Activities

Strengthening activities are important for this age group because they build up the muscles, increase bone structure. These activities include push-ups and curl-ups.

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical activities for this in particular age group include the following benefits:


• Improve fitness

• Stronger bones and healthier muscles

• Better posture and balance

• Stronger heart

• Healthy growth and development

• Increased concentration

• Better academic scores

• Improved self-esteem

• Lower stress

• Opportunities for socializing