UK physical activity guidelines

Guidance from the Chief Medical Office (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing. Department of Health, June 2011.

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.


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