This table shows the recommended amount of physical activity for age category from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
|Less than 1 year old||1-4 years old||5-17 years old||18 years and older|
|Amount of time for physical activity||Active several times per day||At least 180 minutes throughout the day at any intensity||
At least 60 minutes of moderate1 to vigorous physical activity daily
|At least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic2 physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more|
|Vigorous intensity activities3||—||—||At least 3 days per week||—|
|—||—||At least 3 days per week||At least 2 days per week|
1 Moderate intensity activities include brisk walking, water aerobics, bicycling, tennis (doubles), ballroom dancing, or rollerblading.
2 Aerobic activities include brisk walking, running, swimming, bicycling.
3 Vigorous intensity activities include jogging, fast walking, bicycling 10 miles per hour or faster, tennis (singles), fast swimming, or fast dancing.
4 Bone strengthening activities for children and youth include hopping, skipping, jumping, running, gymnastics, basketball and tennis. Bone strengthening actitivies for adults include running and lifting weights.
5 Muscle strengthening activities include push-ups, lifting weights, sit-ups and resistance exercises using body weight or resistance bands, and heavy gardening.