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The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
The national physical activity guidelines
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The national physical activity guidelines

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  • 1. Key Concepts The NPAG are used to clearly define the physical activity requirements to achieve key health benefits The NPAG aim to promote the importance of PA in our daily lives Sedentary behaviour guidelines are also included (electronic media)
  • 2. Children (0-5 Years) PA Guidelines Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines 0 -1 Years: Floor based activities are encouraged 0 – 2 Years: No electronic media should be used 1 – 3 & 3 – 5 Years: Active every day for at least 3 hours (spread across the day) 0 – 5 years: Should not be kept inactive for more than 1 hour at a time (unless sleeping) 2 – 5 Years: Sitting/watching TV/electronic media should be limited to 1 hour per day
  • 3. Children 5 – 12 Years PA Guidelines At least 60 minutes a day Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Up to several hours a day No more than 2 hours of electronic media for entertainment Moderate to vigorous intensity Educational media use is allowed All days
  • 4. Youth 12 – 18 Years PA Guidelines At least 60 minutes a day Moderate to vigorous intensity Every Day Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines No more than 2 hours of electronic media for entertainment Educational media use is allowed
  • 5. Overweigh or Obese Children and Youth PA Guidelines More PA that is currently being engaged in PA prescription should suit the age and stage of development of the child
  • 6. Adults 18 – 65 PA Guidelines 1. Think of movement as an opportunity not an inconvenience 2. Be active every day in as many ways as you can 3. Put together at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity PA on most, preferably all days 4. If possible, also enjoy some vigorous activity for extra health and fitness
  • 7. Older Adults 65+ PA Guidelines All people (no matter their age, weight, health and abilities) should do some form physical activity Be active every day in as many ways as possible (a range including strength, flexibility, balance and fitness) Accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity PA on most, preferably all days If you’re inactive or staring a new PA, gradually build up to the recommended FIT
  • 8. Overweight or Obese Adults PA Guidelines 60 minutes of physical activity per day Once weight has been lost: 60 – 90 minutes of activity per day to avoid weight regain

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