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Spark Change: Make Your Own Move Your Way® Teen Video

Kristin Leest


teen recording self with camera

Are you passionate about promoting physical activity among your peers? The Move Your Way® campaign invites you to be a catalyst for change by creating your own compelling video! By sharing your favorite ways to stay active, you can inspire fellow teens in your community to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Here's a handy guide to help you craft a captivating video that spreads the word about the benefits of physical activity and encourages others to join the movement.


Start the Conversation: Kickstart your video by addressing key concepts that resonate with your audience. Here are some talking points to get you started:


  1. Highlight the Importance of Physical Activity: Emphasize that teens should aim for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Whether it's playing sports, dancing, or simply taking a brisk walk, every bit of movement counts towards a healthier lifestyle.

  2. Integrate Activity into Daily Life: Showcase creative ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday routines. From doing squats while brushing teeth to taking the stairs instead of the elevator, small actions can add up to significant health benefits over time.

  3. Emphasize the Benefits of Being Active: Share how physical activity positively impacts mental and physical well-being. Discuss how it can improve mood, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, enhance sleep quality, and boost energy levels throughout the day.

  4. Encourage Exploration and Self-Expression: Highlight the diversity of physical activities available and encourage viewers to find what resonates with them. Whether it's team sports, solo endeavors like skateboarding, or expressive activities like dancing or yoga, there's something for everyone.


Share Your Experiences: Personal anecdotes are powerful motivators. Share your own journey with physical activity and how it has positively impacted your life. Here are some prompts to guide your narrative:

  1. Express Your Favorite Activity: Share what activity brings you joy and fulfillment. Whether it's hiking, playing basketball, or practicing yoga, let your passion shine through.

  2. Describe How Activity Makes You Feel: Reflect on the emotional and physical benefits you experience when you're active. Whether it's feeling energized, confident, or simply content, convey how movement enhances your well-being.


Create Your Own Video: Now it's time to bring your vision to life! Follow these tips to create an engaging video that resonates with your audience:

  1. Incorporate Key Ideas: Integrate at least one of the key concepts mentioned above into your video's audio or captions.

  2. Share Your Story: Be authentic and genuine as you share why and how you enjoy being active.

  3. Use Hashtags: Boost visibility by using the hashtags #MoveYourWay and #GetYour60 to connect with the Move Your Way® community.

  4. Choose Your Platform: Share your video on popular social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat to reach a wider audience.


Remember to Be Yourself: Your authenticity is your greatest asset. Let your personality shine through in your video, and don't be afraid to showcase your unique style and perspective. Your genuine enthusiasm for physical activity will inspire others to join the movement and embrace a healthier lifestyle.


Looking for inspiration? Check out the official Move Your Way® teen videos at health.gov/MoveYourWay/TeenVideos. And remember, your video has the power to spark positive change in your community. So grab your camera, get moving, and let's make a difference together! Make sure the #Bighusforlittlehearts on your socials we want to see you all in action!!

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