Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
23.6 percent (2020-21)
25.9 percent of children aged 6 to 13 years met the current aerobic physical activity guideline in 2016-17
Increase the proportion of children who meet the current aerobic physical activity guideline
Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Physical activity improves heart, muscle, bone, and mental health in children. Strategies at the community and family level — and in schools and child care centers — can promote physical activity in children.
Workgroup: Physical Activity Workgroup