What is Healthy Monday?

Healthy Monday is a national initiative to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people and participating organizations in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors. Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Read more about us here.


Why Monday?

Research conducted by Johns Hopkins shows people view Mondays-more than any other day of the week--as the day to kick start healthier choices and behaviors. Respondents chose Monday as the day they would start diets, exercising, quit smoking, and make doctor appointments. Monday represents a special unit of time in our culture, and is viewed as the start of a brand new week. And the best part--there are 52 chances to try to kick off your week right!

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Weekly Healthy Monday Newsletter and Quit & Stay Quit Monday tips


Stay up-to-date with Healthy Monday Syracuse.  Weekly email newsletters feature health tips, healthy recipes, fitness tips and more.  The weekly Quit & Stay Quit Monday email tips support you in becoming & staying tobacco free.

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Event Calendar

Fit Friday Fitness class

2014-04-25 12:10 - 13:00

Join Healthy Monday and Rec Services for a free fitness class on Monday's and Friday's during the academic year. Today's class is Total Body. A great workout for all fitness levels! This class incorporates creative cardio, strength, and stretching training to work out every major muscle group in the body, from your shoulders down to your toes. Weights, equipment, body weight, circuits and plyometrics will keep the sweat pouring!

Location: Flanagan Fitness Studio

Contact: Leah Moser

443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Walk With Us

2014-04-28 12:00 - 12:30

Enjoy the spring weather with Move it Monday! Join Healthy Monday Syracuse and SU Recreation Services in front of Hendricks Chapel at 12:00pm (noon) every Monday during the month of April to walk the SU Monday Mile loop with local icons from the Syracuse community. Our walking guests for the month will be: April 7- Lisa Thomas, R.D, SU Health Services April 14- Dean Tiffany Steinwert, Hendricks Chapel April 21- Otto the Orange April 28th- Dr. Gregory Eastwood, Interim President, SUNY Upstate Medical University For more information about our walking guests, please visit our Facebook- Healthy Monday Syracuse.

Location: outside of Hendricks Chapel

Contact: Leah Moser

315-443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Healthy Monday meditation

2014-04-28 12:00 - 13:00

Explore the benefits of meditation. Meditation Monday offers meditation instruction and practice to the SU community. This program emphasizes the health benefits of regular meditation. All skill levels are welcome. This mindfulness practice can help improve attention and focus, reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Location: small chapel on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel

Contact: Leah Moser

315-445-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Move It Monday Fitness Class

2014-04-28 17:15 - 18:00

Join Healthy Monday and Rec Services for a free fitness class on Monday's and Friday's during the academic year. Today's class is yoga. This class will include classical yoga postures, warm ups, breathing techniques and relaxation methods.

Location: Flanagan Fitness Studio

Contact: Leah Moser

443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

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Start a Healthy Monday Campaign!


Interested in starting a Healthy Monday program? Check out these resources to kick off your own Healthy Monday-- in your home, office, or school!

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