5 Jun 2008

Shape up with the Champions of Europe!

05 June 2008

Get fit and healthy with 'Shaping Up', the first-ever online guide full of child-friendly healthy living tips and advice from European Champions League cup winners, Manchester United and The Children's Society.

Follow tips from Rooney, Ronaldo and Giggs to get children active and fit while having fun with family and friends! The guide is available to download FREE by clicking the link on the right or go to www.childrenssociety.org.uk/manutd. ‘Shaping Up’ is designed to help families and friends get exercising while having fun together, eating healthily and building stronger relationships.

Computer games and TV sometimes prevent children from getting out and about and being active. This guide looks at easy ways to change little lifestyle routines and get healthier while having fun. Both The Children’s Society and Manchester United really understand the importance of spending quality time together with friends and family.

Father of two and the longest serving Manchester United player ever, Ryan Giggs says: “Parents can encourage their children to stay healthy by exercising with them. It’s important to set a good example and do things together as a family, like walking the dog or playing football in the park.”

‘Shaping Up’ from Manchester United and The Children’s Society has been produced following the publication of evidence submitted to the charity’s Good Childhood® Inquiry, which looked at views on health from experts, parents and children themselves from across the UK.

® The Good Childhood is a registered trademark of The Children's Society