ACTIV Teens – Exercise Interventions for ages 12 – 17

Exercise should be accessible and enjoyable for all ages and abilities. For adolescence, the current guidelines and evidence state that they should accumulate at least 60-minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day. Adolescents with disabilities are more likely to be inactive than those without disabilities. All adolescents should strive to be as active as possible! ACTIV Teens is a group program designed to help adolescent NDIS participants engage in individual or group exercise activities. Activate Health also offers individual sessions for those who need assistance in transitioning to a group setting.

Exercise Physiologists can help support young people to develop their physical and skill-related components of fitness to help keep up with peers. Exercise Physiologists can create fun ways to exercise, and engage in meaningful activities in a social setting.

Exercise Physiology can help support adolescence with: 

  • Mental Health (anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychosis ect.)
  • Asthma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Obesity
  • Physical Disabilities.

Why is exercise beneficial?

Exercise has many benefits for teenagers such as:

  • Increased social behaviour and communication skills
  • Further development of gross motor skills
  • Increased mental resilience
  • Increased independence and functions for daily tasks
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our Exercise Physiology services are individualsed to your adolescent’s goals and interests. To discuss how Exercise Physiology services will benefit your adolescent, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07 4939 5696