Healthy Monday is a non-profit public health program for students, staff, and faculty founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, and Syracuse University.
The goal is to end chronic preventable disease in the United States by offering a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors, intentions, actions and initiatives.
Program Philosophy: Why Monday? For most Americans, the week begins on Monday. On Monday we move from the freedom of the weekend to the structure of work or school. We set our intentions for the next six days, plan ahead, and evaluate progress.
From an early age, we internalize this rhythm, and studies suggest that we are more likely to maintain behaviors throughout the week if we begin on Monday. That makes Monday the perfect day to make a change for your health and the health of our planet.
Jump start your week with the Healthy Monday Challenge!
What's the Healthy Monday Challenge?Feb. 4th – Apr. 14th, rewards given out the week of April 15th.
A 10 week self-monitored wellness program, using every Monday as the day to set your health-related goals for the week!.
How to Get Your Starter Packets
Move-It Monday - Be Active every Monday! (Here are some options!)
Monday Mile Walk Around Campus: Join Jess Huda for a mile walk, meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Cavs Corner entrance, every Monday from Feb. 4th through Apr. 15th. Join the most Monday Miles walks this semester and win a $50 gift card!
Fitness Center Classes (Every Monday, Dixon Center/Aerobic Room):
Live And Learn Series: Take a break from 12 to 1 p.m. to improve well-being on a variety of topics. Increase your "wellness IQ" at these brown bag programs, with giveaways and door prizes!
Make-It Monday Cooking Demonstrations: Join a talented Dining Services Chef to learn delicious, healthy options in the kitchen! Demos are 12–12:30 p.m. at Cavs Corner Action Station.
Meatless Monday and Featured Foods in Cavs Corner:
Check out Healthy Monday's "Featured Foods" table for delicious offerings!
Go meatless every Monday; it's good for your health and the environment! Learn more at www.meatlessmonday.com.
Health Hut Goes Healthy Monday: Stop by the Health Hut in Cavs Corner every Monday 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. for weekly wellness info.
Rewards Celebration, Week of April 15th! (place and time to be announced) Celebrate your strides in health with all Healthy Monday participants!
Nominate yourself or other participants for awards, pick up giveaways, win prizes, and enjoy yummy snacks!
For more information, or to sign up for the Healthy Monday program, contact the Office of Health and Wellness Education at email@example.com.
Healthy Monday is sponsored by Dining Services, the Dixon Center, Health Services, Counseling Services, and Health and Wellness Education.