American Heart Assn and The NFL Want To Keep Local Kids Active
The American Heart Association and the NFL have been teaming up to help local kids stay active through the NFL Play 60 program.
The program, which began in 2006, according to a story aired on WIVB-TV, encourages kids to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day to support heart health.
The American Heart Association and the NFL have recently released a new collection of videos featuring NFL members, both past and present and the mascots of 32 NFL teams, that demonstrate to kids some fun activities to help keep them moving.
“Kids can go online and see the people that they’re familiar with getting active,” said Kristy Smorol, communications director for the American Heart Association, said. “We have all different kinds of activities so kids can not only pick their favorite teams, but pick their favorite activities as well”
There’s even a “Buffalo Bills Backyard Bootcamp” featuring Bills alums Lorenzo Alexander and Naaman Roosevelt, along with Billy the Buffalo, showing some drills your kids can do at home.
“It’s all about getting kids active,” Smorol said.
The American Heart Association's recommendation is that kids get 60 minutes of physical activity per day promoting both heart health, and heathier mental activity.
“Studies show kids are more attentive in school when they’re studying,” Smorol said. “It helps not just their body, but their minds, and their whole wellbeing.”
You can register your kids for NFL Play 60 Kids Day here.