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National Minority Health Month Active and Healthy | April 2020

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

Join us throughout April as we encourage everyone to take simple and creative steps 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 the steps the nation can take every day in and around the home to keep our minds and bodies active, consistent with the social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Daily themes will highlight simple steps people can take to maintain and sustain an active and healthy lifestyle while reducing stress and anxiety.

#ActiveandHealthy will promote and share the steps we can take each day to stay active and healthy during #NMHM2020 and throughout the year. 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.

Along with our partners, we will 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 participating in our daily themes. Share your tips, resources, and best practices with the community on how to stay #ActiveandHealthy in and around your home. Daily themes include:
 
    • Wellness Mondays
    • Trivia Tuesdays
    • Work Out Wednesdays
    • Throwback Thursdays
    • Family Fridays
    • Spotlight Saturdays
    • Empowerment Sundays
 
  • Take the OMH 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 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 and about the National Minority Health Month or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Remember—becoming active and 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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National Minority Health Month - HHS logo - OMH logo - #ActiveAndHealthy
We are proud to support @MinorityHealth and other partners to promote #ActiveandHealthy ways to stay active and support physical, mental and emotional wellness during National Minority Health Month. minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm #NMHM2020

Photo of shoes of a person going for a walk. - National Minority Health Month - HHS logo - OMH logo - #ActiveAndHealthy
More than half of adults do not meet the physical activity guidelines. Test your knowledge and take the @MinorityHealth #ActiveandHealthy quiz every Tuesday to find out what you can do to better your physical and mental health! minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm #NMHM2020

Photo of fruit, jump rope and lifting weights on table. - National Minority Health Month - HHS logo - OMH logo - #ActiveAndHealthy
How are you staying #ActiveandHealthy in and around your home? This National Minority Health Month share with @MinorityHealth the steps you are taking to support your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm #NMHM2020

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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 and healthy.

Move Your Way: Tips for Getting Active Indoors

 

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

MyPlate

 

MyPlate is an initiative and guide published by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, that emphasizes the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy products. Use these tools to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

What are #MyPlateMyWins?

 

MyPlate App 

Myplate App
Download The App

MyPlate Kitchen

Myplate Recip[es
Find Healthy Recipes