20/05/2008 11:05, Report by Nick Coppack
Ryan: Get your family fit
Ryan Giggs is leading a new scheme designed to inspire families to exercise together.
Shaping Up, an initiative from The Children’s Society and United, is a free online guide packed with family-friendly tips on healthy living.
Giggs, still playing top-flight football at the age of 34, didn’t hesitate putting his name to the scheme.
“I helped out with the Shaping Up guide because I think promoting fitness for families is really important," said Ryan.
"Apart from the physical benefits, sport is a great way for families to spend more time together.”
The Children’s Society’s Penny Nicholls agrees: “Staying fit and improving your health together is a really important part of family life.
“Whether it is playing football in the park or going for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, playing sport together is invaluable in building strong relationships and keeping fitness fun.”
The Shaping Up guide can be downloaded for free at www.childrenssociety.org.uk/manutd.