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Staying Active and Healthy During National Minority Health Month

Posted by on April 1st, 2020 Posted in: All Posts

With Americans advised to stay in and around their homes, this National Minority Health Month (April) the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will feature the theme Active & Healthy and focus on safe ways all communities can stay physically active and advance mental and emotional wellness.

Join OMH throughout April as we encourage everyone to stay active and support physical, mental and emotional wellness. This year, we invite everyone to join #ActiveandHealthy, a national social media campaign that will focus on ways we can stay active and healthy in and around the house while following the social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Daily themes will highlight steps people can take in and around the home to maintain and sustain an active and healthy lifestyle while reducing stress and anxiety.

#ActiveandHealthy will promote and share ways we can stay active and healthy during #NMHM2020 and throughout the year. OMH is also asking individuals to use the hashtag to post their own stories, ideas or tips about staying active and healthy. The campaign will include creative ways to keep older adults and children safe and physically engaged, along with ideas to stay connected with friends, family and communities.

OMH and national partners will also use the hashtag to promote the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Move Your Way campaign.

Below are ways you can get informed, get involved, and get connected this National Minority Health Month:

Join the conversation by using the hashtags and sharing your stories, tips, resources, and best practices with the community on how to stay #ActiveandHealthy around your home. Daily themes include:

  • Wellness Mondays
  • Trivia Tuesdays
  • Work Out Wednesdays
  • Throwback Thursdays
  • Family Fridays
  • Spotlight Saturdays
  • Empowerment Sunday

Take the OMH weekly Active & Healthy Quiz as part of Trivia Tuesdays via our social media channels to test your knowledge of physical activity and nutrition while also getting resources on how to stay active and support your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Spread the word virtually by downloading our National Minority Health Month Toolkit full of resources, sample social media messages, and downloadable graphics.

Submit your virtual community events and activities to the Office of Minority Health Events Calendar and share photos from your virtual event on social media by using the hashtags #ActiveandHealthy, #EmotionalWellness and #NMHM2020.

Sign up for email updates on OMH’s website to learn more about National Minority Health Month, and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Remember—becoming Active & Healthy in and around your home to stay physically and mentally well, while doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19, is possible through simple changes to your daily routine—so get involved this #NMHM2020.

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