Minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking or dancing. Or they would recommend 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both.
Add moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as resistance or weights) on at least 2 days per week.
Sitting is the new smoking! Even light-intensity activity can offset some of the risks of being sedentary.
If you are just starting increase amount and intensity gradually over a period of time.
Recommendations for Kids
Children 3-5 years old should be physically active and have plenty of opportunities to move throughout the day.
Kids 6-17 years old should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, mostly aerobic exercises that use large muscle groups.
Include vigorous-intensity activity on at least 3 days per week.
Include muscle- and bone-strengthening (weight-bearing) activities on at least 3 days per week.
Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.