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Minnesota Vikings join the many NFL players helping kids get healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Minnesota Vikings Everson Griffen and Kyle Rudolph are the latest in a long line of NFL players tackling the issue of children’s health.

The players (and plenty of kids) star in a new video released Tuesday as part of the NFL Play 60 Challenge, a nationwide in-school […]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Obesity, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Minnesota Vikings join the many NFL players helping kids get healthy

NFL PLAY 60 app adds virtual race, prizes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and NFL on Thursday released an updated version of the NFL PLAY 60 app, which now includes a virtual race to Super Bowl LI in Houston and new rewards for daily play from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

In the […]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Physical Activity|Tags: |2 Comments

NFL Play 60 releases app update

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and NFL released Thursday an updated version of the NFL Play 60 app that encourages kids to get active.

The app gets kids moving by having them run, jump and turn while holding their electronic devices to move the character in the […]

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Children, Physical Activity|Tags: , |Comments Off on NFL Play 60 releases app update

Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health.

Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop healthy habits that will carry throughout their lives.

“Most kids are born with ideal cardiovascular health and it’s an amazing asset if […]

September 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

STORIES FROM THE HEART: NFL PLAY 60 ‘Super Kid’ inspires others fighting heart defects

Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the official game ball to the referee.

The scene brought tears to the eyes of Hunter’s mother, Wendy, who’d often wondered if Hunter’s […]