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Health Tips Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Mar 7, 2014 - 11:45:42 PM

Move It Monday - Jump Start Your Week!

By Staff Editor
Mar 10, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM

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( - Regular physical activity benefits every part of your body and can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and more. While it's recommended that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week, every bit is better than nothing! It's important to start moving and gradually increase intensity and duration.

Start strong this week by adding activity whenever possible. It can be as simple as walking while on the phone, parking at the end of the lot, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Write down this week's moves and think of ways to build on them. Check outMove it Monday Tips.

About The Monday Campaigns

It is a non-profit public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities that dedicates the first day of every week to health. Every Monday, individuals and organizations join together to commit to the healthy behaviors that can help end chronic preventable diseases.

Research conducted by Johns Hopkins concludes that health promotions utilizing weekly periodicity and the unique cultural associations of Monday as the beginning of the week have the potential to positively affect a range of healthy behaviors. People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to starts diets and exercise regimes, quit smoking and schedule doctor's appointments on Monday than any other day. And aMonday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week.


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