What's your move?
Move Your Way, developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, is the promotional campaign for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity. The campaign offers many free resources to help pregnant and postpartum women find the facts and tips they need to get active.
According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Women During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period:
- Women should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity a week during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preferably, aerobic activity should be spread throughout the week.
- Women who habitually engaged in vigorous-intensity aerobic activity or who were physically active before pregnancy can continue these activities during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
- Women who are pregnant should be under the care of a health care provider who can monitor the progress of the pregnancy. Women who are pregnant can consult their health care provider about whether or how to adjust their physical activity during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
Find a wide range of resources to download and share with WIC moms to help them better understand the amount and types of physical activity recommended during and after pregnancy. Such as:
- Fact Sheets and posters (available in both English and Spanish)
- Interactive tools such as the Move Your Way Activity Planner as well as web badges and widgets
- Videos (also available in English and Spanish) that can be shared or embedded on your website
- Sample Social Media Messages, Graphics, and GIFs
👀 Looking for more resources to help promote physical activity among participants and help them add or increase the physical activity in their lives? Check these out:
Healthy Tips for Active Play (in English and Spanish) that WIC agencies can download.
Team Nutrition resources for kids and families:
- Move, Play, Have Fun and Summer Food, Summer Moves to help the families be more active
- Interactive games and activities for kids, such as Blast Off and Track and Field Fuel-Up
- A coloring worksheet and maze
CDC’s Physical Activity page offers:
- A downloadable copy of The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which includes the recommendations for pre-school-aged children and pregnant and postpartum women
- An interactive Data, Trends, and Maps tool that provides information for each state on the behaviors and health status of its population, as well as information on the number of WIC children classified as obese or overweight
- Free, downloadable fact sheets and infographics