Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (5-11 and 12-17 years)
For health benefits, children aged 5-11 years and youth aged 12-17 years should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. This should include:
Vigorous-intensity activities at least 3 days per week.
Activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.
More daily physical activity provides greater health benefits.
Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines (5-11 and 12-17 years)
For health benefits, children (aged 5-11 years) and youth (aged 12-17 years) should minimize the time they spend being sedentary each day. This may be achieved by
Limit recreational screen time to no more than 2 hours per day; lower levels are associated with additional health benefits.
Limit sedentary (motorized) transport, extended sitting and time spent indoors throughout the day.