Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age-appropriate physical activity on all, or most days of the week. This daily accumulation should include moderate and vigorous physical activity with the majority of the time being spent in activity that is intermittent in nature.
Children should participate in several bouts of physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more each day.
Children should participate each day in a variety of age-appropriate physical activities designed to achieve optimal health, wellness, fitness, and performance benefits.
Extended periods (periods of two hours or more) of inactivity are discouraged for children, especially during the daytime hours.
Schools should provide 150 minutes of instructional physical education for elementary school children, and 225 minutes for middle and high school students per week for the entire school year.
Schools should provide all students in grades K-12 with at least one daily period of recess of at least 20 minutes in length.