How many times have you asked or told your children to get off of the video games and go outside for some fresh air?  And, how many times have you heard from them, "just a few more minutes."

It's kind of like fighting City Hall isn't it?

Now with the help from the American Heart Association and the National Football League comes an app for those situations.

When cabin fever sets in and your kids need to burn off some energy just fire up the free AHA-NFL PLAY 60 mobile app to inspire and motivate kids to be physically active.

The app is a fun and exciting endless runner game that utilizes gyroscope technology in any smartphone to require players to physically run, jump, pivot, and turn in order to make their on-screen avatar move. Along the course players answer health trivia and can collect digital coins to redeem for awesome NFL and AHA gear for their avatar.

At some point, very soon you'll thank me for this.  But thank the AHA and NFL first!

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