TGI Monday!

Mondays can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Read 6 things to get you motivated for Mondays!

Okay, okay. Hear me out. I know you've just come out of a long weekend and now it's time to go back to work. Some of you are okay with that, some of you maybe not. Below are 6 things you can use to get yourself motivated for Monday.

Introducing the Monday Campaigns (http://www.mondaycampaigns.org). Healthy Monday can be used as an umbrella campaign over a wide range of wellness initiatives. By using Monday to unite health messaging, organizations can create a culture of wellness that motivates people to join together and start the week off healthy.

1. Meatless Monday: just as it sounds, you don't eat meat on Mondays. Cutting meat one day a week can reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease while saving precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.

2. Quit and stay quit Monday: Need a day to finally quit smoking? Use Monday! Rather than waiting until the next annual event to try again, experts recommend that quitters use Monday to recommit. Monday is the January of the week, making it the perfect time to celebrate progress or to try again. That’s 52 chances to quit, and stay quit for life.

3. The Kids Can Cook Monday: The Kids Cook Monday is a weekly opportunity for families to take health into their own hands. The Kids Cook Monday provides examples of kid friendly recipes and video demonstrations along with nutrition and safety tips- making it easy for families to cook and eat together every Monday.

4. Move it Monday: Move it Monday can be used by businesses, schools and communities to encourage people to start the week by taking the stairs, going to the gym or doing a Monday Mile – and to commit to staying fit throughout the week. 

5. Man Up Monday: Because young men tend to ignore health problems until they become acute, Man Up Monday has launched a multi-city initiative encouraging residents to take stock of their health and take action to prevent the spread of HIV and STDS. Young men should make Monday the day to consider their health issues and take advantage of free testing.

6. Caregiver Mondays: The day dedicated to the care of caregivers. Many times caregivers feel isolated and overwhelmed, and end up neglecting their own health and needs. Help convince caregivers to set aside Monday as the day to care for themselves.

So use Mondays as a jump start to a healthier week. If you mess up during the rest of the week start all over on Monday!

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