What might 180 minutes physical activity look like in practice in a day?

Activity

Minutes

Morning

Walking to a setting

15 minutes

Morning at a setting doing various activities (running,
chasing games, locomotive
tasks, tidying up)

45 minutes

Walking home, stopping off to play at the park

30 minutes

Afternoon/Evening

Swimming

30 minutes

Fun games in the home and garden e.g. hide and seek,
gardening, action rhymes,
riding a bike

60 minutes

Total

180 minutes

Did you know…

Studies have shown that "children accumulate less than 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity over an eight-hour day and levels of sedentary behaviour are high". (Reilly, JJ. (2010))