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Welcome to the Healthy Monday Syracuse Blog! This blog will be a dynamic and personable aspect of the Healthy Monday Syracuse Campaign. Here our blog contributors will post info about what's going on in both the community and on campus, healthy stories, recipes, tips for healthy living, videos, pictures, discussions about new and developing health research, and so much more! 

With this blog we want to give readers a more personal Healthy Monday experience.  Check out the links to the right to read more blog posts.  Like what you are reading?  Want to make a comment about an article?  Go to our Facebook page and keep the dialogue going.  

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Happy Monday and Happy Reading!
-The Healthy Monday Team

  • University Wellness Initiative Spring Wellness Series

    Leah Moser March 27, 2015


    As I drove to south campus earlier today for the University Wellness Initiative’s Spring Wellness Series, I asked myself what I felt grateful for today.  

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  • Meditation Monday

    Leah Moser March 9, 2015


    Read on as Healthy Monday Program Coordinator, Leah shares her experience with practicing mindfulness through the Healthy Monday meditation in Hendricks Chapel.

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  • Students at Westside Academy at Blodgett Discover Benefits of New York Water

    Leah Moser November 17, 2014


    Students in Cathy Kline’s health class at the Westside Academy at Blodgett School filed into the classroom earlier this fall, found their seats and prepared for the day’s lesson.  Placed before them were two cups, each filled with water.  Mrs. Kline announced that today’s class would begin with a bit of a science experiment.  

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  • Walktober Participants Celebrate with Awards Luncheon

    Leah Moser November 11, 2014

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    Monday, November 10th culminated Healthy Monday Syracuse and Recreation Services’ month long walking initiative and competition, Walktober.  A lunchtime celebration of the accomplishments of all Walktober participants took place in Hall of Languages 500. 

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  • Healthy Monday Comes to South Campus

    Leah Moser October 13, 2014


    We have received feedback from students and staff who live and work on south campus.  They’ve told us they love our Healthy Monday programs but they wished we had more programs available on south campus.  We gladly listened and are excited to announce that we have expanded many of our Healthy Monday programs to south campus.

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  • 2013 George Arents Award

    Leah October 14, 2013


    Syracuse University alum, Sid Lerner ’53 was recognized on October 4th, 2013 for his work in wellness, advertising and philanthropy.  Receiving the George Arents award, Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, Sid returned to his alma mater to be recognized for career excellence, which began during his time as a student in the Newhouse school.  

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  • Nature with Everton Hibbert, Episode 1

    The Healthy Monday team February 11, 2013

    Everton Zumba

    We are excited to introduce you to "Nature, with Everton Hibbert"! Everton is a "world renowned" documentarian, who has weeks of experience in front of the camera. He's in snowy Syracuse this episode observing the exercise behaviors of Homo sapiens.

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  • Man Up Monday

    The Healthy Monday Team February 18, 2013

    ManUp SYR

    Did you know that young people ages 15-24 account for nearly half of all new STD infections, even though they only account for 25% of those who are sexually active (Centers for Disease Control).

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  • Nutrition As Prevention

    Lisa Thomas, RD CDN April 9, 2012

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    Lisa Thomas, RD CDN from SU Health Services Kicked off National Public Health Week with the Lerner Center's Lunch and Learn. The powerpoint below discussing Nutrition as Prevention is from her lecture. 

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  • Healthy Monday Interviews

    The Healthy Monday team November 7, 2011

    Emily Martin interview

    Check out what students are saying about Healthy Monday Syracuse!

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  • Healthy Monday Syracuse: Where all Health Breaks Loose

    By Matt October 27, 2011

    HM logo

    As we approach the halfway point in our semester it can be easy to lose focus. With each class pulling you in a different direction and a social life that just won’t quit, something has to give. Your health and personal well-being, however, should not “take the hit”.  The Healthy Monday Campaign aims to help you stay on track by promoting healthy habits and supporting healthy programs throughout campus.

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  • Fit Over 50

    By Greg July 30, 2012

    Free Fitness Classes

    Professional guidence. A supportive, fun community of people. A beautiful seeting. Five days a week. Free. Those are the distigushing characteristics of an innovitive exercise program designed by exercise physiologist Mary Pagan and offered each weekday at Onondaga Lake Park.

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  • An Apple a Day

    Colleen Sheehan October 31, 2014


    Autumn is the best season for many reasons, but ask anyone who knows me and they will all tell you…fall is my favorite season for one reason only; apples. 

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  • Have Your Spaghetti and Eat It Too!

    Colleen Sheehan October 21, 2014


    I’m back with another recipe that’s simple to make, affordable, hearty, and healthy!!

    As the colder months come around, especially as the snow starts to fall and the days become shorter, I find that what I crave most are warm hearty meals to make the cold weather a bit more bearable.

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  • Roasted Chickpeas

    Colleen Sheehan October 3, 2014


    As college students, we stay up late studying, pulling all-nighters to finish essays, online internship searching, and other college aged kid shenanigans. It’s no wonder that it seems harder than ever to stay healthy when suddenly it’s one a.m., your stomach is growling, and you still have another 5 pages to write! 

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  • Holy Moly Mexican Salad

    Sara Eckhardt September 12, 2014


    I named it “Holy Moly” for a reason!  This salad is loaded, incredibly filling and satisfying!

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  • Meatless Reuben

    Sara Eckhardt August 27, 2014


    Looking for a delicious, Meatless Monday sandwich idea?  Look no further!  Student blogger, Sara shares a tasty creation for a no-meat Reuben.

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  • The Inspired Chef

    By Leah October 4, 2012


    Leah from the Healthy Monday Team writes about her love of cooking! ”A passion for food and cooking is inherent in my being and when life seems chaotic, I retreat to the kitchen.  Over the years, I’ve created a special bond with skillets and whisks, mandolines and spatulas. This love of the craft was instilled in me early in life."

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  • Cauliflower Alfredo

    Brianna January 27, 2014


    If I told you that you could make creamy alfredo sauce that is low in calories and high in fiber and vitamin C, would you believe me? 

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  • Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream

    Leah June 5, 2012


    I would like to say it is unseasonably warm in Syracuse right now, but I don’t really know since I was not living here at this time last year; but that is beside the point.  The point is, this weather is warm and fantastic and when the weather is warm and fantastic, I crave ice cream.

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  • USDA and Meatless Monday

    The Healthy Monday Team July 30, 2012


    Dr. Tom Dennison, the director of the Lerner Center for Public Health weighed in today on the debate over a USDA decision to briefly support Meatless Monday.

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  • The Chew: Meatless Monday

    The Healthy Monday team February 27, 2012


    Have you heard of ABC's daytime talkshow called The Chew? They've heard of Meatless Monday and did a whole show featuring meatless recipies! Check out the videos below!

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