TABLE 1

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Applicable to Children

AgeActivity AmountIntensity
3–5 y3+ h/dLight, moderate, vigorous
6–17 y≥60 min/dModerate or vigorous aerobic activity daily
Vigorous at least 3 d/wk
Muscle-strengthening activities at least 3 d/wk
Bone-strengthening activities at least 3 d per wk
Children not meeting guidelinesGradually increase activity in ways the child enjoysModerate-vigorous; increase time per d and No. days per wk; use multiple, smaller time increments in activity that are additive throughout the day