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Today's children may be the first generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. MOVE1 community is an organisation started on social media aimed at getting children to be physically active. #move1 hour a day to make the difference of a lifetime.
You can follow MOVE1 on facebook.com/move1hour or on Twitter @move1hour

There are plenty of opportunities in and around Chelford to make sure that everyone (not just kids!) are able to be active for an hour a day. We're bombarded with information on all the good health reasons why we should do this but the most important reason is that it's often just great, cheap fun for all the family (and the pets).

We have loads of footpaths, a MUGA, green spaces to play in, trees to climb, sports clubs, swimming pools, leisure centres, the Scouting organisations and a National Park on our doorstep.

Here's a few tips from Bristol University's professor of exercise and health sciences, Ken Fox, to make exercise fun for all the family.

Ten activity tips for children

1. Walk or cycle to and from school with the kids as often as possible.
2. Build a den or treehouse with them in the school holidays. Or, under supervision, encourage them to climb a tree or two.
3. Go roller skating, roller blading or skateboarding, indoor or out. In winter, go ice skating. Kids also love scooters.
4. Do an activity challenge together, such as working towards a fun run or a walk for charity.
5. Take the dog for a walk. If you don't have one of your own, ask to borrow a neighbour's or friend's dog and take it for a walk.
6. Support your kids in sports, clubs or any other activities that may interest them. Joining a weekend club sport ensures commitment to a team and regular exercise. Find all kinds of sporting facilities in your area.
7. Find time every weekend to do something active with your children. Play frisbee or football in the park, go trampolining or try indoor rock climbing.
8. Fly a kite. The Kite Society of Great Britain's website lists a number of groups that regularly meet for special flying days with experienced members who offer advice and assistance. Some also run kite-making workshops.
9. Try a beach holiday. When they hit the sand, children find a multitude of ways to exercise, including games, swimming and plenty of running around. Or try an activity-based holiday.
10. The National Parks website has lists of events such as guided walks and children's fun days, for fresh ideas for active days out.

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