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National Minority Health Month Active and Healthy | April 2019


Active & Healthy is the theme for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the Office of Minority Health will join our partners throughout the country as we promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.

An active and healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. According to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released last year, adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.

We invite you to get active this month by sharing information about resources and events and – this is most important – picking a team of your friends, family or colleagues and joining our Active & Healthy Challenge. You can learn more about creating a team below.

Step into NMHM19:

Sign up for the Active & Healthy Challenge

Encourage others to join the Active & Healthy Challenge

Join the conversation on Twitter on April 17 using #ActiveandHealthyChat

Spread the word by sharing National Minority Health Month graphics on your website and social media channels throughout April

Stay on top of the latest National Minority Health Month events by signing up for OMH email updates or following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Multi generational family playing soccer

Join the
Active & Healthy Challenge

Choose your team and join the Active & Healthy Challenge (there’s a challenge for individuals, too). The month-long challenge begins on April 1, and participants will convert any type of physical activity into steps and compete against teams and others from around the U.S. The winners – the team/individual with the most steps – will earn bragging rights and will be announced at the end of the month. As you compete during the month, show us how you’re getting Active & Healthy and tag us in your social media, using #ActiveandHealthy. Get information about how to sign up now.

Sign Up for the Challenge

Step by Step Instructions


Social Media


Group of mature friends joingin hands after working out. - National Minority Health Month - HHS logo - OMH logo - #ActiveAndHealthy
We are proud to support @MinorityHealth and other partners to promote physical activity and staying #ActiveandHealthy. minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NMHM19 #NMHM19

Photo of shoes of a person going for a walk. - National Minority Health Month - HHS logo - OMH logo - #ActiveAndHealthy
More than half of minority adults do not meet the physical activity guidelines. Step up to the challenge to be #ActiveandHealthy. minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NMHM19 #NMHM19

African American women adjusting her music while working out. - National Minority Health Month - HHS logo - OMH logo - #ActiveAndHealthy
DYK that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and improve overall health? Sign up for the #ActiveandHealthy Challenge today! minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NMHM19 #NMHM19



Move Your Way Campaign

Move Your Way is a campaign developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The goal is to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity. Use these tools to plan your activity and to encourage others to be Active & Healthy.

Move Your Way Activity Planner

Move Your Way Fact Sheets

Move Your Way Fact Sheet - Link to Fact Sheet PDF

Download Fact Sheets
2nd Edition Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans - Link to Guidelines PDF

Download Guidelines