Exercise is vital for all of us, including children. It improves strength, flexibility, energy, and can improve a child’s ability to concentrate in school.
Children (under 1 year)
Children should be encouraged to be active throughout the day, every day, in a variety of ways, including crawling.
If they are not crawling yet, encourage them to stay physically active. During daily activities and during head monitoring, by moving and pulling, pushing the head, body, and limbs.
Try to include at least 30 minutes of stretching stomachs during the day when they are awake.
Once children can move around, encourage them to be as active as possible in a safe and supervised environment.
For more ideas, see Keeping children active.
Children (ages 1 to 2)
Youngsters have to be compelled to be physically active on a daily basis for a minimum of 180 minutes (3 hours). The more the better. It should spread throughout the day, including playing outside.
180 minutes can include light activities such as standing, walking, rolling, and playing. As well as more relaxing activities such as skipping, hopping, running, and jumping.
Active sports, such as climbing frames, cycling, water sports, sports and ball games. Are the best way forward for this age group.
Pre-schoolers (ages 3 to 4)
Pre-schoolers must spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) a day. Performing a variety of physical activities throughout the day, including active and outdoor sports. The more the better.
180 minutes should include at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Children under 5 years of age should not be inactive for long periods of time, except when they are sleeping. Watching TV, traveling by car, bus or train, or being tied up in a buggy for a long time is not good for a child’s health and development.
All children under the age of 5 can improve their health by a meeting activity guidelines, even if their weight does not change. To gain and maintain a healthy weight. They may need to do an additional activity and make dietary changes.