NICE recommends long term campaign to encourage young people to exercise

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 30 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b373
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

    Children and teenagers should do a minimum of 60 minutes of at least moderate intensity physical activity each day, recommends new public health guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Young people who are currently not exercising at this level should be involved with local service providers in planning opportunities for physical activity that are more appealing, it says.

    The guidance on promoting physical activity among young people up to the age of 18 warns that just under half (45%) of 15 year old girls and two thirds (68%) of boys of the same age are reaching the recommended level of at least one hour of moderate to …

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