World Cancer Research Fund Launches Move More Challenge
The World Cancer Research Fund has just launched a nationwide challenge and they have asked for my help in spreading the word. Everyone has been touched by cancer, myself included and I couldn’t think of a worthier cause. So, the message is MOVE MORE.
New research published by World Cancer Research Fund and the University of Bristol shows that hours spent outdoors with friends have the greatest positive affect on a child’s level of physical activity. However, researchers found children spend most of their after-school time indoors – either alone or with parents. Given the evidence that physical activity protects against cancer, getting into healthy habits during childhood is a big advantage when it comes to reducing the risk of getting cancer in later life. Active children are more likely to become active adults.
With this in mind, and an understanding of the struggles we all face in finding the time and energy to fit physical activity into our busy lives, World Cancer Research Fund has launched the Move More Challenge. As part of Cancer Prevention Week families are being encouraged to sign up to the challenge. This is an interactive, online tool that provides simple, physical activities tailored to you and your family – wherever you are, however much time you have and however energetic you are feeling.
You can sign up for the Challenge here now: www.movemorechallenge.org and #movemorechallenge