60 Minutes or More a Day
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report identifies interventions that can help increase physical activity in youth in a variety of settings. This infographic designed by AIR outlines evidence-based recommendations for focusing more efforts on five key settings including: schools, preschools and childcare centers, community, family and home, and primary care locations.
The trend continues toward decreased physical activity among youth, which increases the risk of several chronic diseases in children 6-17 years of age.
The 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found that youth are still not getting the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.