Why Physical Activity is Important for Families? Family being physically active.

Being active as a family is another way to spend some quality time together. When the whole family is more physically active together, everyone benefits from helping to maintain a healthy weight, reducing stress, and lowering the risks of heart disease and other serious conditions. 

It is important to remember there are differnet physical activity recomendations for different age groups. 

  • Under 5s - Under 1 should be doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity across the day (tummy/floor time). 1-5 years should be doing 180 minutes (3 hours) of physical activity per day.
  • Children & Young People (5-18 years old) - aim to take part in at least 60 minutes physical activity per day, every day of the week.
  • Children & Young People (5-18 years old) with disabilities - aim to be active for 20 minutes per day, every day of the week.
  • Adults & Older Adults - aim to take part in 150 minutes of physical activity a week. This is also recommended for adults and older adults with disabilities.

Creating activities for the whole family is a good way to stay motivated and keep everyone involved. There are lots of ways families can have fun and make special memories, whilst fitting in their daily physical activity. For more information on activities your familiy can access across our district please find Activities for Families.  

Last updated: Thu 30 November, 2023 @ 08:34