Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb using their star power to promote health

Packers players Aaron Rogers and Randall Cobb doing a Q&A at the Kress Center. August 11, 2017 (WLUK/Pafoua Yang)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Large crowds of green and gold formed inside the Kress Center of UW-Green Bay waiting for star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and wide-receiver, Randall Cobb.

Tony Muskovitz waited since noon hoping to be among the first 100 kids to arrive so that he could score an autograph from one of his heroes.

While Tony waited, he burned off a little energy with some help from Prevea.

"We did the bounce house, the soccer and volleyball. We did all of them," Tony said.

The "Prevea Get After It LIVE" event encouraged health and wellness through sports, activities and the two Packers players.

Tony's mother, Carrie Muskovitz said, "I think it's great that they're being here as mentors for the kids, to really get them encouraged to be outside and active, instead of staying inside on all their electronics all the time."

During a question and answer session, fans asked the players how they maintain their health.

Cobb said, "The biggest thing for me is my nutrients and learning more about nutrients and about my body and the importance of what I put in it."

Cobb says over the past couple years, he's worked his body a little too hard, so this time around, he changed his off season program to running more and lifting less.

Rodgers said, "The key for me is balance, having enough balance in-season and off-season."

Rodgers encourages fans to just let their bodies heal and relax.

"As you get older, it's less about the load bearing," Rogers said. "And more about the body weight stuff, the body weight squats, the band work, the yoga, which I really enjoyed."

Rodgers also says it's not a bad idea to get a friendly competition going, "Brett Hundley and I have a healthy rivalry of our body-fat percentage all the time and our weight, so he's kind of my main drive every year when I come back, and it's like 'okay I gotta be less than Brett'."

The star quarterback explained it's important to come back for a new season in good shape, not only for himself but because it sets a good example for what it means to be healthy.

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