Welcome to the Monday Mile!
Walk a mile to jump start your Healthy Monday!
What is the Monday Mile?
We know you are just brimming with questions, so we have taken the liberty of answering some of them!
Q: So what exactly is the Monday Mile anyway?
A: The Monday Mile is a fun way to get in your daily exercise, it easily works into your schedule and helps to jump start your week. Oh- and it’s also a great excuse to go visit the Syracuse and Onondaga County parks! C'mon, grab a buddy!
Q: So why a mile anyway?
A: Did you know that the weekly exercise recommendation for adults is 150 minutes a week?* Well, break that down to just 5 days a week—yep, that’s only 30 minutes—about the time it would take you to walk a mile or so.
Q: What’s walking a mile really going to do for my health?
A: Walking a mile takes about 20-30 minutes. And guess what? Just walking 30 minutes a day has been shown to have numerous health benefits! Want more info? Check out this fun video that explains all the ways physical activity helps improve your overall wellbeing!
Q: I walked on Mondays so I am done for the week, right?
A: Well, as we like to say here at Healthy Monday Syracuse, Mondays are the day to set your intentions for the week and kick off your week with a healthy start. Make it your goal to continue your healthy behaviors throughout the rest of the week. And if not- that’s okay there is always next Monday!
Q: Are there any side effects I need to be aware of?A: Yes! Side effects may include happiness, less stress, a healthier heart, weight loss, more energy, and increased confidence!
Partners: Signed Loops
We are excited to have these partners on board throughout the city, county and SU Campus.
City of Syracuse and Onondaga County Loop:
If you are close to City Hall or the County Executive Building check out this great loop!
Upstate Medical University Loop:
Crouse Hospital Monday Mile Walkers:
Simply Well, Crouse Hospital’s worksite wellness initiative, organizes Monday Mile walks for employees every Monday!
Syracuse has some amazing parks. Use these loops as an excuse to visit!
Head to these partner parks for awesome Monday Mile loops throughout Onondaga County!
If you're on SU's Campus, head over to Schine Student Center to start this great loop!
Head over to the Near Westside and complete this loop! It begins at the corner of Marcellus St. and Wyoming St..
The YMCA Folksmarch program began in October 1981 to provide, for people of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to exercise, meet others, and enjoy CNY scenic locations. This year they are partnering with Healthy Monday Syracuse to launch the Floksmarch Monday Mile club!
If you are a YMCA Member, stop into your local Y to pick up your Monday Mile Passport! You can also pick up a Folksmarch Monday Mile Passport at their monthly walks. For more information, please visit:http://www.ymcaofgreatersyracuse.org/folksmarch/