HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO KIDS NEED?
Little ones, aged 0-5 years
Infants (birth to one year) physical activity — particularly supervised floor-based play — should be encouraged from birth.
Toddlers (one-three years) and preschoolers (three-five) should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day.
Children younger than two should not spend any time watching TV or using other electronic media.
For children two-five, TV and electronic media should be limited to less than one hour per day.
All children from birth-five should not be sedentary, restrained or kept inactive for more than one hour at a time, except when sleeping.
Children and teens, aged 5-17 years
At least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day.
Physical activity should include a variety of aerobic activities, including some of vigorous intensity.
On at least three days a week, children should do activities that strengthen muscle and bone.
Limit use of electronic media for entertainment to no more than two hours per day. Break up long periods of sitting as often as possible.