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Updated: 09 January 2012

National Physical Activity Guidelines

National Physical Activity Guidelines

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing have developed a set of national physical activity guidelines for children, adults and older Australians.

The guidelines, as outlined in brochures below, recommend the minimum amount of physical activity you need to do to enhance your health.

 

 

Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity recommendations for children aged 0-5 years. It also provides tips and ideas to help you include more activity in your child’s day.

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children aged 5-12 year old. It includes information on why physical activity is important, the type of activity that is recommended and how you can help in supporting children to be active and healthy.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2004

Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children between 12 and 18 years of age. It also provides ideas for getting active and explains the reasons to be active and limit screen time.

Guidelines for Adults

Guidelines for Adults

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for adults, including ideas on how to increase daily physical activity levels.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2005

Guidelines for Older Australians

Guidelines for Older Australians

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for older people, including recommendations on the type and intensity of activities.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2006