Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #276

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.