Healthy Monday


  is part of "The Monday Campaigns" in association with Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Syracuse University.

January 4 - This week, try meditation. When your mind wanders gently bring your focus back to your breath and sit for as long as you're comfortable!

December 28 - Lunchtime is a great time to fit in some activity and if someone at work will join you it's easier to do. Go for a power walk or head to the gym together!

December 21 - This week, add fruit wherever you can: to breakfast in the morning, as a snack during the day, and for dessert in the evening! 

December 14 - This winter, don't hibernate! Winter activities or sports are a great way to stay active. 

December 7 - Confidence can actually work from the outside in. This week, be mindful of your posture and assume a power pose!

November 30 - This week, choose whole grains, fruits, and vegetables over processed foods. It's good to consider calories when making food choices, but it's not the whole story!

November 23 - Tonight, instead of watching TV after dinner or everyone going their separate ways, try getting everyone in your family to do something active together!

November 16- From football players to educators, more people are giving meditation a try. Why not you? Start this Monday with our guided meditations. 

November 9-Running may be more efficient in terms of calories burned, but if you walk a longer distance to make up for not running, you'll get many of the same benefits as running!

November 2 - Your body is constantly burning calories, even when you're asleep! This week, consider activities that can help you build more muscle, as it burns calories at a higher rate!

October 26 -This week, try to be fully present with everything you do, whether it be sitting down to a meal or listening to the sounds around you!

October 19 - This week, make a grocery list and stick to it. Try to shop on the perimeters of the store-that's where you'll find the most whole foods!

October 12 - This week, don't reject the ugly vegetables. Just because a carrot or potato looks odd doesn't mean it's any less nutritious!

October 5 - Warming up before you exercise is important any time, but especially in cold weather. Cold temperatures can make your muscles tight and more prone to injuries!

September 28 - A simple way to drop a pound or two is to make healthy swaps. You'll eat healthier without feeling like you're on a restrictive diet!

September 21 - This week, if you notice symptoms of stress, pause, take a few deep breaths, and consider whether stress could be causing what you're feeling.

September 14 - This week, try walking meetings. Not only are they good exercise, but researchers found people are more creative when they're walking!

September 7 - This week, use commercial breaks to exercise! Try a set of push-ups and sit-ups during one break, then a plank and arm circles during the next break. 

August 24 - This week, try parking further away to get some extra walking in. Ten minutes of walking a day results in more than an hour of exercise a week! 

August 17 - This week, try scheduling your exercise on the calendar. Your appointments to exercise should feel important because they are that important to your health! 

August 10 - Hula-hooping is a fun way to keep fit. If you haven’t tried it in awhile, give it a whirl this week. It’s a great way to burn off calories and tone your tummy.

August 3 - Not into exercise classes with complicated dance moves? Try a spin class instead. Music plays, you pedal, and your legs get a great workout! 

July 27 - This week, explore all the ways you can exercise for free. Not only is fitness free, so are those feel-good endorphins you get from exercising! 

July 20 - This Monday, sign up for a dance class or just put on some music and move. In addition to getting your heart going, it also improves muscle strength, flexibility, and balance!

July 13 - This week, focus your attention on positive things like kindness and gratitude. You'll feel good in the present moment, and you may even change your brain!

July 6 - This week, balance out the innate negative by actively paying attention to what's positive!

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