National physical activity guidelines

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  • 1. National Physical Activity Guidelines
  • 2. What are they? • Developed by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. • Realistic strategies for in cooperating physical activity into our daily lives. • Minimum levels of physical activity required for optimum health and bodyweight.
  • 3. Dimensions of NPAG’s F: Frequency- how many times per week? I: Intensity- how hard the person is working or at what intensity? T: Time- How long the activity is undertaken each session? T: Type- What type of activities are undertaken? (sport specific or domain-specific)
  • 4. Adult- Guidelines...... 1) At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all days of the week...... 2) Think of movement as an opportunity- not an inconvenience...... 3) Be active everyday in as many ways as possible...... 4) Enjoy some vigorous exercise for extra health and fitness benefits.
  • 5. Adult- FITT F: most days (most= 5) I: moderate T: at least 30 minutes (accumulated across the day) T: range of activities Additional; • vigorous physical activity 3-4 days for 30 minutes- extra health & fitness benefits • Include strength, balance and load –bearing activities.
  • 6. Older Adult (over 65 years)- Guidelines 1) Should do some form of activity despite their age, health problems or abilities. 2) Should be active everyday in as many ways possible. 3) Fitness, strength, balance & flexibility. 4) At least 30 minutes of moderate intensity 5) Start activity at a manageable level to gradually build from. 6) Vigorous activity can still be included.
  • 7. Children -Guidelines (5-12 years) F: everyday I: moderate-vigorous T: 60 minutes-several hours per day T: range of activities- ( weight bearing/ impact-type activities)- sporadic nature of movement. Additional recommendations; • No more than 2 hours per day using electronic media.
  • 8. Youth/ Adolescence (12-18 years)Guidelines F: everyday I: moderate-vigorous T: At least 60 minutes per day. T: range of activities. Additional recommendations; • No more than 2 hours per day using electronic media.
  • 9. Overweight & Obese Adult Recommendations F: everyday I: low-moderate T: at least 60 minutes (accumulated across the day) T: aerobic -type activities
  • 10. What are the barriers to physical activity? • • • • • Children Youth/Adolescents Adults Older Adults Overweight/ Obese