Children need an Hour a Day of Physical Activity
Kids need to be active in order to feel good and to grow up strong, happy, intelligent, and healthy. The regulatory bodies that provide evidence-based recommendations for physical exercise advocate a minimum of an hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity starting at age five. Prior to that, babies, toddlers, and young children should be active several times a day, accumulating three hours of varying kinds and levels of physical activity spread throughout the day.
Ideas, Suggestions, and Recommendations for Parents
Research sources and more information
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, from the Canadian Society for Exercise