Stay Fit and Healthy with These Physical Activity Guidelines
Physical exercise plays an important role in life and health as it can help reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. According to the UK’s top doctors, adults are recommended to complete muscle strengthening exercises twice a week to help them stay active. The amount and intensity of the physical activity ranges with age as it needs to be fitted to your body and capabilities.
So, what do the guidelines advise?
Children under 5 years’ old
- Infants – 30 minutes of tummy time each day
- Toddlers – 180 minutes of physical play per day
- Pre-schoolers – 180 minutes of physical activity daily with at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise
5-18 year olds
- No less than one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day (PE, active travel, after-school activities and sports)
19-64 year olds
- 150 minutes of activity each week (brisk walk or cycling) with 75 minutes of vigorous activity such as running
65+ year olds
- 150 minutes each week of moderate intensity exercises (Tai Chi, dance, bowls or aqua-aerobics)
In order to keep up with your physical exercise each day, your body must be aligned properly so you can avoid muscle injuries and tears. To book your appointment with one of our expert therapists, give us a call at 905-420-4325.
Strengthen Muscles as Well as Heart to Stay Fit and Healthy, Say Top Doctors.” BBC News, 7 September 2019. Retrieved from: