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Missoula Healthy Kids Indicators - 2020


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Regular physical activity can improve the health and quality of life of Americans of all ages, regardless of the presence of a chronic disease or disability.
Among children and adolescents, physical activity can:

 

Indicator

Source: Physical Activity in Missoula; MCCHD Gaskill, Rice, et al. 2007
Electronically monitored

 

NOTE: Physical activity recommendations for youth age 6-18:
HEALTH
- 60+ minutes of moderate intensity physical activity (very brisk walk to easy jog) most days of the week, preferably daily.
FITNESS
- 20+ minutes of vigorous physical activity (such as running) at least three days per week.  These minutes should be accumulated 10 minutes at a time throughout the day!

Complete report - Physical Activity in Missoula

 

Healthy People 2020 Target    
Base Target
Percent of adolescents who meet physical activity guidelines 18.4 20.2
     

For Additional Data and Information important for evaluating this topic, click here.

  • Physical activity levels - Missoula high school students
  • Youth physical activity - state comparisons
  • Factors associated with physical activity
  • Screen time - how much time kids spend with video games, computers, TV, etc., HP 2020 targets for screen time.

 

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