We shouldn’t have to shake up our daily routines to get the mental and physical benefits of physical activity.
But for Latino families, physical activity often isn’t a daily norm.
In fact, Latino-majority schools provide less time for recess and P.E., and Latino neighborhoods have fewer places to walk and play, Salud America! research shows.
Let’s use #SaludTues on May 23, 2017, to tweet about partnerships, programs, policy changes, and infrastructure that can help Latinos and everyone move more and sit less in the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray, and retire.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Active Living Programs, Policy Changes, and Infrastructure Improvements”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 23, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: @MoveMoreUSA, @kaboom, @streetsblogchi, and @mzlmagee of @ChildrenNature
- SPECIAL GUEST: @gabe_klein
- ADDITIONAL HASHTAGS: #movementmakers #bikemonth #activeliving
We’ll open the floor to data AND your stories and experiences as we explore:
- The numerous mental and physical benefits of physical activity, like walking.
- Effective ways to boost active living in schools, workplaces, parks, streets, and more.
- How we can get decision-makers on board with active living.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies and stories to boost physical activity opportunities!
See our full Tweetchat schedule.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.