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.

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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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Event Calendar

Fit Friday Fitness class

2014-04-18 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 Zumba. This class combines hip shaking Latin dance moves with high energy aerobics. This workout will blow you away!

Location: Flanagan Fitness Studio

Contact: Leah Moser

443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Healthy Monday meditation

2014-04-21 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. Prior to the meditation this week, representatives from the SU Counseling Center will provide brief information on upcoming Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses for students, staff and faculty. The MBSR course teaches a variety of mindfulness meditation practices that can be incorporated into everyday life. There will also be refreshments provided by Tops Friendly Markets. ** Please note that in observance of Wellness Week on campus, this class will be held in Sims Hall Room 123. The class will return to its usual location in Hendricks on April 28th.

Location: Sims Hall room 123

Contact: Leah Moser

315-445-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Walk With Us

2014-04-21 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

Green Streets and Local Eats

2014-04-21 12:00 - 14:00

April 21, from noon to 2 p.m. is Green Streets and Local Eats- A Connective Corridor event with 40 Below and the 40 Below Public Art Task Force, the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County/ Save the Rain, the Syracuse CoE, Syracuse CVB, Syracuse First, Downtown Committee, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion/Healthy Monday, SU Department of Recreation Services, SU Sustainability, and a host of community partners. Bring your sneakers to work, celebrate the beginning of Earth Week, Healthy Monday and SU Wellness Week by getting out from noon to 2 p.m. and walking, biking, sampling local food and celebrating all things local along the Corridor, while enjoying your city after a VERY LONG winter. Syracuse is one of a handful of communities in the country with real green streets, and we're building more green streets right now along the Connective Corridor. Take a walk and see green infrastructure going in as we install the biggest civic infrastructure project through downtown in 75 years. Celebrate, get out and enjoy this first breath of spring to launch Earth Week! Join us for one of four Monday Mile walks: * Meet up at City Hall at 12:15 p.m. for a Downtown Mile Walk with Leah Moser, Program Coordinator for the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at the Maxwell School, who manages the Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign. * Meet up at Hendricks Chapel at noon for a campus Monday Mile walk with Otto the Orange, to launch campus wellness week. * Meet up at the intersection of University and Waverly at noon for a "green mile" walk along the Connective Corridor. * Meet up at SALT Quarters at noon for a Near West Side Monday Mile walk led by Taino Palermo, Community Organizer with the Near Westside Initiative.

Location: see description above

Contact: Leah Moser

315-443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Meatless Monday Try Me taste test

2014-04-21 17:00 - 19:30

Want to eat healthier in the dining centers on campus? Let SU Food Services and OrangeWrap make healthy eating simpler. Tonight's dinner will feature a new, healthy dish with ingredients you may have never tried before. Look for the OrangeWrap students, they'll be handing out samples for you to try and can talk with you about the health benefits of these ingredients and how to get them into your diet more often. Tonight's featured ingredients are herbs- thyme, oregano and parsley. ** Note: OrangeWrap students will be located in the dining center listed below but the Try Me foods are available in all campus dining centers.

Location: Sadler dining center

Contact: Leah Moser

443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

Move It Monday Fitness Class

2014-04-21 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 Will Power and Grace. This is a barefoot training class that appeals to all fitness levels. It is a dynamic mosaic of the industry's most popular workouts. Think of it as Pilates meets boot camp!

Location: Flanagan Fitness Studio

Contact: Leah Moser

443-9343 healthymonday@syr.edu

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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