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The amount, type and intensity of physical activity you need to do depends on a number of factors, including your age and physical development. The Australian Government has developed the following guidelines for different age groups, which takes these factors into account:
These guidelines are based on the latest scientific evidence.
There are many benefits of regular physical activity, including health, social, emotional and environmental benefits, which vary across age groups.
There are many ways to be move more and sit less every day, such as:
Young people, adults and older adults
Active and fun:
Active and fun:
If you are new to physical activity, have a health condition, or are concerned about the safety of being (more) active, speak with your doctor or health professional about the most suitable activities for you.
What’s available to help me move more and sit less?
Below we’ve gathered information from credible organisations to help you, your family and community move more and sit less.
1 Adapted from national guidelines
This page includes links to guidelines and fact sheets for different age groups, links to brochures, tips and ideas on how to be physically active and evidence reports.Visit link
information and resources for exercise and sport science practitioners, healthcare providers and consumersVisit link
is the peak national Health and Exercise Industry Association with the largest register of exercise professionals and facilities across Australia.Visit link
find out about physical activity, sport or recreation opportunities to get involved with across the stateVisit link
includes ideas on how to set up and play a range of active games that can help children to develop essential movement skills like running and catchingVisit link
a program that trains and supports volunteer peer educators, to promote eating well and being active for families and communitiesVisit link
includes tips, safety checklists and assessment toolsVisit link
A statewide, 10-week program that supports people to be physically activeVisit link
Sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities for older adults in the north and North-West TasmaniaVisit link