New Physical Activity Guidelines issued by UK Chief Medical Officers

New advice is available to encourage good development in babies and children, with the UK Chief Medical Officers recommending lots of ‘tummy time’.

As much active play as possible in children under 5 is encouraged, and older children are recommended to be active for an average of 60 minutes a day across the week. To support this, the government will work with nurseries to find fun opportunities for young children to exercise during the day through the new Daily Toddle initiative.

 Physical activity guidelines: UK Chief Medical Officers’ report