1 Dec, 2015

Physical activity in the early years

BHF National Centre | Evidence Briefing | December 2015

To increase physical activity levels in this age group, the evidence suggests that training early years practitioners to promote physical activity in their setting increases physical activity. Environmental changes in early years settings, eg, spend more time outdoors or providing shorter more frequent activity breaks are also effective strategies for promoting physical activity. 

The briefing also summarises information on the factors that affect physical activity levels, how to measure physical activity, current activity levels and information on sedentary behaviour in the early years.