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Behaviour change

UK physical activity guidelines

Overview

Organisation:
Department of Health and Social Care

Media type:
Guidance

Topic:
Behaviour change

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism

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Guidance from the Chief Medical Office on how much physical activity people should be doing.
These are the 2019 physical activity guidelines for all four UK home countries along with supporting documents.

Key statistics

180 minutes
recommeded daily physical activity for children 1-5 years
60 minutes
recommeded daily physical activity for young people 5-18 years
150 minutes
recommeded weekly physical activity for adults
Guidance from the Chief Medical Office on how much physical activity people should be doing across the UK. They cover early years; children and young people; adults; and older adults. These scientifically informed guidelines will help policymakers and health professionals, as well as individuals themselves to understand how to reduce the risk of ill health associated with inactivity and sedentary behaviours.
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