Guidance

UK physical activity guidelines

Guidance from the Chief Medical Office (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing, along with supporting documents.

Documents

Fact sheet 1: early years (under 5s)

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Fact sheet 2: early years (under 5s capable of walking)

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Fact sheet 3: children and young people (5-18 years)

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Fact sheet 4: adults (19-64 years)

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Fact sheet 5: older adults (65+ years)

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Making the case for UK physical activity guidelines for early years: recommendations and draft summary statements based on the current evidence

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Physical activity guidelines in the UK: review and recommendations

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Physical activity guidelines in the UK: review and recommendations, appendices

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Sedentary behaviour and obesity: review of the current scientific evidence

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Detail

These new physical activity guidelines for all four UK home countries cover:

  • early years
  • children and young people
  • adults
  • older adults.

These scientifically informed guidelines will help policy makers and health professionals, as well as individuals themselves to understand how to reduce the risk of ill health associated with inactivity and sedentary behaviours.