Start Active Stay Active Physical Activity Guidelines

In 2011 the four Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland launched revised versions of the physical activity guidance for the whole population.

Physical activity guidelines (see link below) have been established for the following age groupings:

  • Early Years (Under 5’s) – for infants who are not yet walking
  • Early Years (Under 5’s) – for children who are capable of walking
  • Children and Young People (5-18 years)
  • Adults (19-64 years)
  • Older Adults (65+ years)

Download the guidelines – 3 Mb zip file