#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/7: How to Get Diverse Partners to Buy into Physical Activity


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What does “active living” really mean?

It means infusing physical activity into your daily life. We shouldn’t have to depart from our normal routines to get the mental and physical benefits of moving more and sitting less, which are proven to improve your health and reduce your disease risk.

But not all neighborhoods have safe sidewalks or parks, and not all schools and employers provide time or space to be active.

This causes certain disparities in adverse health outcomes for certain populations.

tweetchat march 7Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, to tweet on how diverse partners can unite to make daily physical activity a reality where Latinos and all people live, learn, work, and play:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to get Diverse Partners to Buy Into Physical Activity”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: @NIAGo4Life (Go4Life); @SafeRoutesNow (Safe Routes to School National Partnership); @CascadeBicycle (Cascade Bicycle Club); @MMileMonth (Million Mile Month)
  • SPECIAL GUEST: @JeffSpeckAICP (Jeff Speck)
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #ActiveLiving #ActiveSpaces #HealthIsWhy #Walkability

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

  • Why physical activity is so important for health, especially for Latinos;
  • Evidence-based practices to boost physical activity and active living;
  • Examples of diverse partners working to improve active living and walkability; and
  • How to engage diverse partners.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludAmerica, 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.

By The Numbers By The Numbers



of Latinos live within walking distance (<1 mile) of a park

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