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Physical Activity — Children & Youth

Children with equipment


Child care is an important setting for promoting physical activity. The first five years of a child’s life are a time for healthy development. With many children under five spending most of their day in care, child care providers have a great influence on children’s daily routines and participation in physical activity.


Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Children need physical activity everyday for their healthy development. Learn the recommended balance of physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviour (things you do sitting or lying down) from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP):