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Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees plays with last year's NFL 60 Super Bowl Contest winner Wesley Warren, 8, of Metairie, LA.
Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees plays with last year's NFL 60 Super Bowl Contest winner Wesley Warren, 8, of Metairie, LA. / Darr Beiser for USA Weekend

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Drew Brees is fine with children making time to play their favorite video games, such as Madden 11 — the New Orleans Saints quarterback is on the cover, after all. But he's also determined to make sure they carve out an hour or more each day to be an active kid, too.

The Super Bowl MVP is in his third year as spokesman for NFL PLAY 60. The campaign is designed to tackle childhood obesity by challenging young people across the country to get out and play for 60 minutes a day.

Brees stresses that children don't have to participate in sports to get involved. Going out and taking a walk, playing tag or simply running around with friends is great, too.

“Whatever it is, it's exercising, it's burning calories,” Brees says. “These are all great habits to develop at a young age that you carry to your adult life.”

Parents also can play a significant role by suggesting activities such as playing catch with Mom and Dad or going for a family bike ride. Brees' parents instilled that mind-set in him when he was a boy growing up in Austin.

Now that he's the father to Baylen, 21 months (another son is due this month), Brees will encourage his own children to be active, too.

He also provides encouragement to children nationwide. Wesley Warren, 8, of Metairie, La., winner of last year's PLAY 60 Super Bowl contest (see page 10), wrote that Brees inspires her family to celebrate each Saints victory by throwing a football around at their local park.

Wesley describes Brees, her hometown hero, as “Saintsational!”

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