Section 4: Ways To Share the Guidelines With Your Community
Supporters can raise awareness about the importance of regular
physical activity by taking simple steps. Here are a few examples:
- Contact your colleagues. Ask friendly organizations in your community
(such as recreation centers, social service or health agencies, places of worship, and grocery stores) to list announcements about your activities
promoting the Guidelines in their newsletters, on their bulletin boards, or in
other communications they use to reach their clientele.
- Display one of the posters. Hang it in your facility to encourage
- Hold a seminar. Conduct a brief seminar over a well-balanced lunch
and invite members of your community to attend. Have a physical activity
speaker talk about the merits of staying active and offer practical tips. Pass
out copies of the
Be Active Your Way Guide and/or Fact Sheet for Adults.
- Submit a press release. Submit a press release to local metropolitan
daily newspapers, radio and television stations, and to various community
weeklies. Especially consider sending press releases to reporters who focus on
health topics, and follow up these submissions with friendly phone calls. Urge
the reporters to include the announcement in their publications or on-air
programming, at the very least. Also invite them to visit your facility and to
interview staff and clientele who are becoming involved in the Physical
Activity Guidelines for Americans outreach.
Raise awareness about the importance of regular
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