In 2006, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Football League (NFL) teamed up to get kids physically active and improve their health. Together, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million students engage in physical activity through the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, Back to Sports and the NFL PLAY 60 App. These programs provide schools, after-school organizations and families with resources to incorporate physical activity year-round. Working with the NFL has allowed the AHA to meet kids where they are – in their communities – in a fun and engaging way!

NFL PLAY 60 Challenge

The NFL PLAY 60 Challenge inspires middle school children to be more physically active and helps schools become places that encourage active lifestyles year-round. 

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The NFL PLAY 60 App inspires and encourages kids to get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. 

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Back to Sports

Back to Sports is geared toward parents and guardians and promotes physical activity and safe sport participation among youth.

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