Let's get physical!
Let's get physical!

Part 4: Physical Activity Guidelines - Youth (12-17 yrs)

Physical activity offers a range of benefits for all ages and abilities as part of a healthy lifestyle. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, physical activity is important across all age ranges. Here’s what they say…

Source: Government of Canada

Youth (12-17 yrs)

  • Physical activity is essential for healthy growth and development.
  • Regular physical activity in childhood develops cardiovascular fitness, strength and bone density.
  • Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps to prevent chronic diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease later in life.
  • Establishing positive habits early in childhood and adolescence can last a lifetime.


Physical Activity Guideline 12-17

Download and read this handout (Physical Activity Guideline 12-17) to learn more about movement guidelines.

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Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology