Regardless of weight, physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes and physical inactivity with negative health outcomes.

To reduce health disparities among Latinos, we need to redefine the role of physical activity for lifelong health, starting with New Year’s Resolutions.

Resolutions, challenges, and goals, can help you be more active!

This looks different on everybody and on every body. For some, it may mean starting a walking plan, while for others it may mean playing with their kids more. Maybe you want to join Zumba classes with a group or maybe you want to pool-walk by yourself.

Join #SaludTues on January 3, 2017, at 1 p.m. EST to tweet about how we can use resolutions and challenges to be more physically active to stay our healthiest.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “RESOLUTION: Physical Activity for HEALTH”
  • DATE: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • TIME: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST)
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: @MMileMonth @SafeRoutesNow @AmericaWalks @ITSTIME
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #IResolve #HealthIsWhy #WalkingWorks

We’ll open the floor to data AND your stories and experiences as we explore:

  • Why physical activity is so important for health promotion and disease prevention
  • The role physical activity plays in reducing health disparities
  • The role technology and challenges play in increase physical activity

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help raise awareness about important health issues that affect Latinos.

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