Active & Healthy is the theme for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the Office of Minority Health will join our partners throughout the country as we promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.
An active and healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. According to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released last year, adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.
We invite you to get active this month by sharing information about resources and events and – this is most important – picking a team of your friends, family or colleagues and joining our Active & Healthy Challenge. You can learn more about creating a team below.
Step into NMHM19:
Sign up for the Active & Healthy Challenge
Encourage others to join the Active & Healthy Challenge
Join the conversation on Twitter on April 17 using #ActiveandHealthyChat
Spread the word by sharing National Minority Health Month graphics on your website and social media channels throughout April
Office of Minority Health
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
Contact: Information Specialist
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.