Youth Physical Health
of kids and teens (5-17) are meeting national physical activity guidelines1
of high school students attended physical education classes daily3
of high school students participated in muscle strengthening exercises on 3 or more days / week3
of children ages 3-4 are meeting national physical activity guidelines2
Being physically inactive is the 4th leading risk factor for mortality on a national scale1
Benefits of an Active Lifestyle3
How is Kindred Foundation helping?
Kindred Foundation supports physical activity programs and initiatives for youth to help them be more active and give them the physical health resources they need.
Kindred Foundation is a proud funder of The Mabbott Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Dr. Donald Mabbott and his team are conducting research into how physical exercise and other interventions promote brain repair for children with brain injury and brain tumours.
How to Get Children Active3
Children learn the most about healthy active living from parents. Include the whole family in regular physical activity and healthy eating. It’s easier if families do things together as part of their daily routine.
Physical activity during childhood creates healthier brains!1
How Much Activity Should Children Get?3
Infants (0-12 months)
Toddlers (1-2 years)
180 minutes of physical activity through the day (planned, organized and/or unstructured physical activity or free play).
Preschoolers (3-4 years)
Gradually progress to at least 60 minutes of energetic play (moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity) by 5 years of age.
Children (5-17 years)
Types of Activity4
Aerobic activity: Riding a scooter, bike, or going for a brisk walk.
How Families Can Support Healthy Active Living3
World health organization (2010). Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk305049/
Participaction. (2018). 2018 Participaction report card on physical activity for children and youth. retrieved from https://www.participaction.com/sites/default/files/downloads/2018_participaction_report_card_-_highlight_report_0.pdf
CDC. (2020, April 21). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm
Tracy Trautner, M. S. (2021, March 17). Benefits of children being active. Retrieved from https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/benefits_of_children_being_active
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