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Promote Active Living Every Day with National ObservancesLooking for new and unique ways to promote your Active Living Every Day programs? Connecting your program to a national health observance can help your organization capitalize on the awareness of the need for physical activity and provide a natural opportunity to showcase Active Living Every Day. Here are some ideas you can start with. Be creative and have fun with it!
National Older Adults Month
Arthritis Awareness Month
Healthy Aging Month
- Highlight how Active Living Every Day has been proven to provide benefits for older adults and those with arthritis. To view the list of published research articles for Active Living Every Day, click here. Share this information at local senior centers and with arthritis support groups in your area. Host an intergenerational activity, such as Wii bowling or a nature walk.
- Physical activity can reduce depression and other mental health issues. Inform local mental health services providers that you offer Active Living Every Day as a way to help anyone learn how to incorporate physical activity into their lives.
- Write a letter to the editor in support of Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Mention the Active Living Every Day programs you offer to the community or your organization. Host an activity fair for employees or community members, including a variety of interactive games and activities.
- Organize a local Bike to Work day or a bicycle fair where people can learn about bicycle safety and maintenance. Promote bicycling as a fun physical activity that helps people reduce their risk for chronic disease. Be sure to have information on hand about your Active Living Every Day program to help people get started with becoming more active.
- Bring together co-workers or community members for an activity such as Frisbee, walking, or bowling. Encourage those who are looking for ways to become more active on a regular basis to enroll in Active Living Every Day, and learn strategies for making physical activity a priority for their health.
- Host a Ladies’ Night and invite businesses and organizations who offer physical activity opportunities in the area. These might include fitness facilities, representatives from parks and recreation facilities, and running and walking clubs. Offer donated prizes to those who attend. Be sure to share information about your Active Living Every Day program.
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