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Health Monday and About.com

Every Monday Brings a Brand New Chance to Recommit to a Healthy Lifestyle


Updated July 01, 2008

Healthy Monday

Healthy Monday

© 2008 The Monday Campaigns
About.com is a proud participant of Healthy Monday, a national public health campaign started by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The goal of Healthy Monday is simple -- for you to make an effort to adopt or reinforce a healthy behavior at the start of each and every week.

How can you do that? Sign up for the About.com Healthy Monday newsletter, and you'll get "how to" information sent right to your inbox every Monday. Articles are written by About.com's knowledgeable Guides and hand-selected by About.com Guide to Longevity, Mark Stibich, PhD, an expert in health behavior.

Score a new healthy eating tip. Learn another reason why you need to quit smoking right now. Read about ways to start up an exercise routine -- and stick with it this time. Pick up even one new thing to try, and you'll be on the road to good health.

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Here's just a sample of some of the articles you'll get as a subscriber. Browse through and find something that you can work on.

With all that you've got going on in your life, make the commitment to make Monday your day -- the day you make a change that will improve your health for years to come.

Staying Fit

Being active keeps you healthy and young. Restart your exercise habit or find a new activity to try:

Eating Right

Eating is a huge part of health. Create lasting healthy eating habits with the ideas below:

Stress and Mental Health

Choose from one of the articles below to focus on relaxation and de-stressing to improve how you feel.

Kicking a Bad Habit

Some bad habits are really bad for your health. Smoking and drinking too much alcohol top the list. Use the resources below to find help to quit smoking and drinking too much. The Healthy Monday campaign provides a framework for the delivery of innovative, evidence-based health campaigns aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality associated with the four leading causes of preventable disease in the United States: poor diet & inactivity, smoking, and alcohol misuse. Healthy Monday centers on the use of Monday as the nationally recognized day dedicated to increasing health awareness, empowerment and action. People plan their lives around the week with Monday as the start. What if each and every Monday became the day to trigger and sustain health behavior? Then Monday would become… The Day All Health Breaks Loose!

Healthy Monday is a project of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Learn more about Meatless Monday, a related public health campaign aimed at helping Americans prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

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