NFL Play 60’s Exercise Library Keeps Kids Active As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Spike

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins, debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity. Amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases, schools and organized sports have begun to reinstate contact limitations leaving kids in need of fun, easy ways to stay physically active.  This free, digital library is designed to close the physical education gap by providing teachers and parents with physical activities while incorporating brain breaks in the school day.  “We are excited for this partnership with the American Heart Association working together with the NFL to kick-off the NFL Play 60 library to provide students, parents, and teachers with resources to maintain healthy active lifestyles,” Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Community Affairs and Youth Programs RaShauna Hamilton said. “This initiative is part of the Miami Dolphins’ ongoing effort towards supporting our South Florida community by emphasizing the importance of staying healthy, educated, and united despite the ongoing challenges.”  Getting active for 60 minutes a day is critical as kids who are regularly active have a better chance of a healthy adulthood, but only 1 in 5 kids get enough activity to meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Physical activity is critical to improve immediate and long-term health for kids and their families.  Since 2006, the NFL and the American Heart Association have teamed up to inspire kids by providing fun and engaging ways to get physically active.