Physical activity = positive heart health.
Physical inactivity = negative heart health.
These things are scientifically true, regardless of your weight status.
So, to reduce heart disease among Latinos, we need to redefine the role of physical activity for lifelong health.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 7, 2017, to tweet about how daily physical activity—walking, dancing, biking, gardening, swimming, doing yoga—can benefit our hearts:
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Our Heart Loves Physical Activity”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: @AHA_Vida (Vida Saludable); @Voices4HK (Voices for Healthy Kids); and @americawalks (America Walks)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #NationalHeartMonth #HeartMonth #ActiveSpaces #HealthIsWhy
We’ll open the floor to data AND your stories and experiences as we explore:
- Why physical activity is so important for heart health promotion
- The role physical activity plays in our cardiovascular system
- How to make physical activity the easy choice in your community
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources that can help improve Latino heart health.
See our full Tweetchat schedule.
#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 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.