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Commentary

Australia’s physical activity guidelines recommend:

  • Adults should accumulate 2½ to 5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity, or 1¼ to 2½ hours of vigorous intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both, each week.
  • Children and young people (5-17 year olds) should accumulate at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day.

Results from 2005-2014 ACT Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey found that:

  • Only 12% of high school children (2014) were meeting Australia’s physical activity guidelines
Data

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The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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