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NFL promotes healthy lifestyle with London children


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The NFL kicked off their week in London yesterday with a community fun day outside Wembley Stadium to promote the stateside based programme Play60 which aims to promote healthy living amongst school children.

The Minnesota Vikings players, which included star running back Adrian Peterson, defensive end Jarred Allen and QB Christian Ponder, took the children from schools across the Borough of Brent through their paces teaching them the basic skills of American Football such as throwing, kicking, tackling and agility drills to get them active for the recommended 60 minutes a day.

Speaking on the positive effects Play60 can have, Tight End Kyle Rudolph said: "It’s extremely important to teach kids at a young age to be active, especially nowadays with all the electronics and video games that kids can get a hold of at a young age and you have to compete for their time; kids' time is precious.  They wanna do what they wanna do and if you can get them having fun begin active then hopefully we can get these kids out and doing things”.   

Be sure to check out Regents Street over the weekend as the NFL takes over, turning the street into a party zone that will offer fans and non-fans alike the chance to see the Vikings cheerleaders and drum line band ‘Skol, as well as the Vince Lombardi (Superbowl) Trophy. Visitors can also try their hand at playing QB or kicker in the interactive zones. If that’s not your taste then discounts in participating stores on Regents Street and American food will also be on offer.

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