Move with the Mayor

COVID-19 Social Media Messaging Toolkit

Mayors are working hard to respond to COVID-19 as we all adjust to new routines and cope with new stressors. The National Forum put together a social media messaging toolkit to help Move with the MayorTM participants promote well-being, including reducing stress, eating healthy, and staying active. Consider using the #MoveYourWay hashtag to encourage people to keep active in creative ways—especially as we practice physical distancing. Let the National Forum team know how we can provide further support to you during this time. So that we can amplify your efforts, remember to use the #MoveWithTheMayor and #MoveYourWay hashtags.
We’re all in this together. And united we will persevere.

#MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay

TIPS TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEART HEALTH

Please note: Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines on social (or physical) distancing when outside. Always practice with caution, especially if you are a person at higher risk for severe illness.
  1. Visit the CDC Website – CDC guidance is evolving rapidly. Please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website frequently for emerging updates.
  2. Lead by Example – You don’t need to be physically together to #MoveWithTheMayor. Go live on Facebook or Instagram and ask others to join you virtually as you walk outside (in your backyard or safe public areas). Take it a step further and host a work-out or dance session through your social media. Not tech savvy or have limited time? No problem. Post/tweet a picture or video of yourself being active and encourage others to join you and do the same. Be sure to use the #MoveWithTheMayor and #MoveYourWay hashtags.
  3. Fitness Trackers – If you use a fitness tracker (e.g. FitBit), post/tweet your daily/weekly results as a way of sharing your activity and challenge others to do the same.
  4. One-Minute Workout Videos – Post a one-minute workout video and ask residents to tag you when they’ve completed it. Or, you can challenge one, two or three other mayors to post similar workout video content. The workout video doesn’t have to be complicated. Squats, planks, crunches, a walk outside or stretches are all easy-to-do examples.
  5. Share Healthy Meals – Post your favorite healthy recipe or share healthy meal options from local restaurants.
  6. Stress Reduction Tips – Post your favorite ways to reduce stress.
  7. Cloth Face Covering Tutorial – CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores, pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Create and share your own cloth face covering making tutorial or share the one CDC created.
  8. Tag Us – Don’t forget to tag us @NatForumHDSP and use the hashtags #MoveWithTheMayor and #MoveYourWay to keep the movement going!

Sample Posts & Tweets

June is Men's Health Month

National Men’s Health Month reminds men to take steps to be healthier! Find out how you can help support the men in your life! https://www.cdc.gov/features/healthymen/index.html  #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke


Help Dad lower his #BloodPressure by taking small steps, like measuring and recording numbers between checkups. Get more blood pressure management tips from @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2kVJGmK  #MoveWithTheMayor #MensHealthMonth @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS


These 5 lifestyle changes can cut your risk for #HeartDisease, the #1 cause of death for men. https://bit.ly/2kprWLK #MensHealthMonth #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke @MillionHeartsUS


DYK? Even if you don’t have symptoms of heart disease, you may be at risk. Learn more. https://bit.ly/2Ju65QT #MensHealthMonth #GainControl #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke @MillionHeartsUS


Firing up the grill for #FathersDay? You can make your food delicious AND #HeartHealthy. 10 tips for healthy grilling from @American_Heart https://bit.ly/2ZoGFMc #MensHealthMonth #GainControl #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke @MillionHeartsUS


African Americans are 2x as likely as whites to have a #Stroke. At only 39 years old, Prince Quire was younger than the typical stroke patient. Hear his story https://youtu.be/J8U5v5wOn-o #MensHealthMonth #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke


Being active can help you keep doing the things you love even as you age. Learn how to #MoveYourWay with tools and resources from @HealthGov: https://bit.ly/2qzZlJq #MensHealthMonth #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP

Fresh Tweets/Posts for the Month of May!

#AfricanAmerican women are more likely to have a #Stroke than any other race or ethnic group of women in the U.S. Click below for changes you can make to your risk.  #MoveWithTheMayor  @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke https://t.co/i3uIs6Dk2H


Women can cut their risk of stroke by keeping active and reducing stress. Learn more about women and stroke at https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/women.htm  #MoveWithTheMayor #StrokeMonth #Hypertension #HeartDisease @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke


African Americans have the highest #Stroke death rates among all races/ethnicities. Lifestyle choices like moving, eating well, reducing stress, and getting sleep can cut #stroke risk. https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts_stroke.htm #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke


Chronic #Stress—and some #MentalHealth conditions —can affect #HeartHealth. Find actions you can take to support mental health and prevent #HeartDisease https://bit.ly/2KNQI8b #MoveWithTheMayor #StrokeMonth #Hypertension @NatForumHDSP @CDCHeart_Stroke


May is #PhysicalFitnessMonth! #PhysicalActivity can ease anxiety, boost your mood & help control blood pressure, especially during stressful times. Learn more about the benefits https://bit.ly/2UCZJ9O #MoveYourWay #MoveWithTheMayor #StrokeMonth @NatForumHDSP @HealthGov


Everybody needs regular physical activity to stay healthy! Use @HealthGov’s tool to find fun activities and build a personalized plan for #PhysicalFitnessMonth and beyond: https://bit.ly/2Ow7Dvh #MoveYourWay #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP


Stressed out? Try following the deep breathing directions in this animation to help manage stress and reduce your risk for #HeartDisease & #Stroke.
#TheHeartTruth #NHLBI #MoveWithTheMayor #HeartDisease #GainControl #StrokeMonth #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @nih_nhlbi


Getting 7-8 hours of good sleep each night helps our hearts, blood vessels, and #MentalHealth. Follow a good bedtime routine. #TheHeartTruth #OurHearts #NHLBI #MoveWithTheMayor #StrokeMonth #GainControl #SleepMonth @NatForumHDSP @nih_nhlbi


Lowering your stress level can lower your risk for #HeartDisease and boost your #MentalHealth. Learn a deep breathing exercise that may help you relax. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws9EXGycybA #TheHeartTruth #NHLBI #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @nih_nhlbi


Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. Reduce #stroke deaths in your neighborhood with prevention and treatment strategies from @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2vUKTA4 #MoveWithTheMayor #StrokeMonth #HTNRoundtable @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS

Stay Active while Social Distancing

#PhysicalDistancing doesn’t mean we can’t take a virtual walk together! Whether you’re walking in place, on a treadmill or in your backyard, share how you’re getting your steps! #MoveWithTheMayor #ActivePeople #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity


Call or video chat a friend while you take a 10-minute walk outside (and wear a cloth face covering) to help reduce stress and minimize isolation. #PhysicalDistancing #MoveWithTheMayor #ActivePeople #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity


Grab a mat and unwind with some yoga! If you can, take your mat to your backyard and enjoy some fresh air. #PhysicalDistancing #ActivePeople #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity


Kids and adults need physical activity every day! Here are some ideas on how to get the whole family active while #PhysicalDistancing.  https://youtu.be/zNs8srnJ95U #MoveWithTheMayor #ActivePeople #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity


Staying at home and #PhysicalDistancing isn’t always easy! Boost your mood and play with your four-legged friend. #HeartHealth #MoveWithTheMayor #ActivePeople #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity


Home with the kids? Here are some quick tips to keep the whole family moving!  https://youtu.be/99Grz6zrzil #MoveWithTheMayor #ActivePeople #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity


Get moving with your family in your yard! #PhysicalDistancing #ActivePeople #MoveWithTheMayor @NatForumHDSP @MillionHeartsUS @CDCHeart_Stroke @CDCObesity

Decrease Stress

Sleep is as important as being active. Not enough sleep can reduce mental and #HeartHealth.  Try going to bed 30 minutes earlier tonight. #MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @osunursing


Stress can take a toll on our #HeartHealth! Practice daily stress reduction habits like being physically active, eating fruits & veggies, practicing deep breathing, writing a gratitude list, or reading a book for leisure. #MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @osunursing


Stress can increase our blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate. Reduce your stress by being present in the moment and practicing mindfulness techniques. #HeartHealth #MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @osunursing


Take 5 slow deep breaths on a regular basis throughout the day! This simple strategy will decrease stress and blood pressure. #HeartHealth #MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @osunursing


Trying to quit smoking? Quitting cigarette smoking can lead to decreased depression and anxiety and improve your quality of life. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit http://CDC.gov/quit. #HeartHealth #MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @osunursing


Stay informed, but #TakeBreaks from news and social media to lessen your stress. https://bit.ly/2xzcKIq #HeartHealth #MoveWithTheMayor #MoveYourWay @NatForumHDSP @osunursing


The Ohio State University is offering a free, weekly online series, “Staying Calm and Well in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm: Evidence-based Tactics that Work!” Sessions are held on Weds from 12:30 – 1:00pm EDT. Register at https://t.co/UrKHN1Ly2n. @osunursing

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