Hello Healthy Monday – The Day All Health Breaks Loose
Mention Monday and some people will think of the Monday blues. Luckily, they are in the minority. The majority of people positively look to Monday as an opportunity to revamp their routine, according to research by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Surveys conducted by The Monday Campaigns (TMC), a nonprofit public health organization, shows that people are more likely to start diets and exercise regimens, quit smoking and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than on any other day. TMC, associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities, says that People set weekly health intentions and are looking for help during the first day of the week.
So why Monday? It’s the January of the week, when you can resolve to do better. Use this day to reboot and press the “Restart” button. The beauty of Monday is that if offers 52 chances a year to begin anew, to live a longer, healthier life!
The Monday Campaigns founder Sid Lerner, who has a way with words driven by his experience as one of the original Mad men, says “Friday’s payday, Saturday’s play day, and Sunday’s pray day. We wanted to play on that, so we’re trying to make Monday the ‘all health breaks loose’ day.” Sid, by the way, was on the creative team behind the iconic Mr. Whipple/Don’t Squeeze the Charmin ad campaign.
With the power of Monday, Runtastic with The Monday Campaigns, are working together to motivate everyone in America and around the world to use this day as their week’s start for health and wellness. In keeping with Runtastic’s goal to improve your fitness, Runtastic will highlight Healthy Monday Tips. They are designed to help you begin the week with the prompt you need to start and sustain healthy behavior change. By setting the first day of each week, Healthy Monday tips can inspire people to think about and focus on their own health and the health of their families and friends.
Today’s Healthy Monday tip is: Revive your Routine
Having a consistent fitness routine is the easiest way to make activity part of your daily life. When planning your exercise, aim for SMART moves (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely): pick a time, place and activity that fits into your life and stick with it!
Find three places in your schedule this week where you can fit fitness. It may be in the morning, during your lunch break, before dinner or in the evening. Recommit to these times at the end of the week, or adjust your work-out schedule if need be.