Canada’s Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth recommend spending at least 30 minutes more a day being physically active. The goal is for children to increase their activity gradually, until they are doing at least 90 minutes of physical activity daily.
- Build up physical activity throughout the day in periods of at least 5 to 10 minutes, gradually over several months.
- Remember that active play (like a game of catch or tag) and walking count towards total daily activity.
- Check out Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Children for ideas on how to increase daily activity.