Walk a Monday Mile to Start Your Healthy Monday

What’s a Monday Mile?  Is it only on Mondays? We know you have questions, let us answer some of them.

So what exactly is the Monday Mile?

The Monday Mile is one-mile route mapped out for you as fun way to get in your daily exercise and helps to jump start your week.  Walking has numerous health benefits; it can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve balance and coordination, and strengthen bones and muscles!

All of our Monday Mile locations are marked with signs that contain maps, directional arrows, and distance markers so all you have to do is follow the signs.  How easy is that?  Walking the Monday Mile is also a great way to visit the scenic locations across Central New York!

Why a mile? And really, just Monday??

Did you know that the weekly exercise recommendation for adults is 150 minutes a week?  Break that down to just 5 days a week—yep, that’s only 30 minutes—or about the time it would take to walk a mile.

As we like to say here at Healthy Monday Syracuse, Mondays are the day to set your intentions and kick off your week with a healthy start. By completing a Monday Mile, we hope you get an active start to your week and continue to stay movin’ throughout the rest of the week. And if not- there is always next Monday!

Is it inclusive?

We strive to make the Monday Mile inclusive and accessible for everyone.  Learn more about accessibility and the Monday Mile and our partnership with the Fitness Inclusion Network.

Where Can I Walk a Monday Mile?

Monday Mile walking events and signs 

We are proud to tell you we have Monday Miles all over Central New York! Take a tour of the area with our Onondaga County Monday Miles and Madison County Monday Miles!

The Monday Mile has gone global!

AMOS Campus in Managua, Nicaragua

Trail map of Monday Mile routes at AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua

Our first international loop is located at the AMOS Health & Hope campus in Managua, Nicaragua.  AMOS provides basic healthcare to over 13,000 people.  There are four walking routes on the AMOS campus; circling the central offices, a sunset path perfect for joggers, a serene loop that takes walkers to the prayer garden and a perimeter path that circles the borders of the campus.

Want to Bring the Monday Mile to Your Community?