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Pittsburgh City Council Adopts Meatless Monday

August 2nd, 2017

Seven out of nine council members pledge to go meatless on Mondays to promote better eating habits to the city’s residents.

More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane

August 1st, 2017

Biking has become part of New York’s commuting infrastructure as bike routes have been expanded and a fleet of 10,000 Citi Bikes has been deployed to more than 600 locations. Today there are more than 450,000 daily bike trips in the city, up from 170,000 in 2005, an increase that has outpaced population and employment growth, according to city officials.

Stroll Your Way to Better Physical and Mental Health

July 31st, 2017

Extensive research proves that walking puts off heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. It can even help you live longer! A University College London meta-analysis found that walking reduced the chance of dying during the study period by 32 percent and the risk of cardiovascular events by 31 percent.

FDA Aims to Lower Nicotine in Cigarettes to Get Smokers to Quit

July 31st, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The unexpected announcement sent shares of tobacco companies plummeting and sparked praise among some public health advocates. If successful, the effort would be the first time the government has tried to get the Americans to quit cigarettes by reaching beyond warning labels or taxes to attacking the actual addictive substance inside.

CT Screening May Help Smokers Quit

July 31st, 2017

A CT lung scan can be just the thing to startle smokers into quitting, according to a trial led by Cardiff University researchers. This flies in the face of a commonly held belief that a negative CT screening lets smokers think that they have a “license to smoke” and instead provides a chance to press for smoking cessation support.

Schools Cut Meat and Cheese, Serve up Big Wins for Kids and Climate

July 25th, 2017

More schools are showing it is surprisingly easy to downsize their meat portions and serve more healthful and lower carbon plant-based meals. Expanding on the popular Meatless Mondays movement — which now includes about 140 K-12 school districts and 155 university campuses — schools in New York, Detroit, and a handful of other locales are making plant-based meals a larger slice of what kids eat in school.

Mom, Chef and Lifestyle Expert Roberta Pipito’s Take on Meatless Mondays

July 25th, 2017

To better understand how to make Meatless Monday an achievable health goal, we turned to lifestyle expert, chef and mom of two, Roberta Pipito of Bucks County. If you have young children, Roberta’s website, Homemade Delish, is a great resource for food sourcing and developing creative ways to get the kiddos involved with the process of cooking healthier food options.

Three Healthy Behaviors Linked With a Longer Life

July 25th, 2017

For a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, researchers from the University of Michigan tracked over 14,000 people. They found that those who reached 50 who had never smoked, who were not currently obese, and were not currently heavy drinkers lived, on average, seven years longer than their peers.

New Jersey Raises Smoking Age to 21

July 25th, 2017

New Jersey is set to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday that hikes the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19.

Why Being Flexible with Exercise Plans Can Help You Better Sustain a Physically Active Life

July 25th, 2017

A better understanding of how physical activity actually interacts with women’s daily roles, priorities, and desires could make a real difference in helping women make physical activity part of their daily routine—and feel good doing it.

Even modest changes to diet could reduce risk of death, study finds

July 13th, 2017

A study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that improving the quality of diet over time, even with modest changes, may significantly reduce the risk of premature death.

What’s the deal with Meatless Mondays?

July 5th, 2017

You may have heard of the Meatless Mondays food trend. So, what’s the big deal? And why does everyone seem to be doing it? While the idea of Meatless Monday has been gaining a lot of traction lately, it is actually not a new idea or concept at all.

The Best (and Worst) Days to Start a Diet, According to Science

June 29th, 2017

People report seeing Monday as a "reset" button and greater motivation to tackle their goals at the start of the week.

Healthguru.com Celebrates The Monday Campaigns’ Healthy Reset

June 19th, 2017

The key to successful health behavioral change is to establish healthy habits that can be sustained over time. A growing body of evidence suggests that healthy thinking and behavior are synchronized to the days of the week, with Monday being the day people are most “open to buy” health improvements.

Meatless Monday Gains Momentum

June 15th, 2017

Last Monday, June 12 was proclaimed Meatless Monday in the District of Sechelt and restaurants and food business up and down the Coast celebrated by offering special deals on plant-based foods and meals.

Paul McCartney Pens Note to Metro Vancouver Cities Supporting ‘Meatless Mondays’

June 13th, 2017

One of the biggest names in music is giving his seal of approval to a group of Metro Vancouver municipalities for their efforts to reduce meat consumption.

New Meatless Monday Restaurant Implementation Guide Now Available for Free Download

June 9th, 2017

The new Meatless Monday Restaurant Implementation Guide is the right menu for right now as trends show that consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based dishes when dining out.

Superfoods Don’t Have to Be Exotic, Expensive

June 7th, 2017

Cutting out foods such as processed meat and sugar sweetened beverages one day a week may encourage people to add in more nutrient-packed foods in the diet—including nuts, whole grains, vegetables and fruit—all week long.

Brisk Walking May Cut the Risk of Dying From Cancer, Even In More Advanced Stages of the Disease, Research Suggests

June 6th, 2017

Two new studies presented at the world's biggest cancer conference show that exercise could be a powerful tool, helping to slow down the disease and cut the risk of death. Just 25 minutes a day of brisk walking is enough to drive improvements, the research suggests.

Shake off Monday Back-to-Office Stress with Chair Yoga

May 31st, 2017

If you don’t have time to take a walk away from your office, you might want to try chair yoga. Yes, you can do yoga in a chair. It’s relatively easy; you don’t need to go to a class, use any special equipment, or wear a special outfit.

Meatless Monday — Skipping Meat Once a Week is Better for You, Your Wallet, and the World

May 24th, 2017

Cutting back on meat consumption has numerous advantages, from your physical health to the well-being of the environment. Meat is also expensive, so reducing how much you eat can have a positive impact on your wallet.

How to Foster Healthier Eating Habits With a Partner — At Least One Day a Week

April 19th, 2017

With ample resources and recipes, Meatless Monday inspires singles and couples to eat more fruits and veggies throughout the week.

Five Proven Ways to Make Monday Better

April 6th, 2017

But getting out of bed doesn't have to be a nightmare. Conjure a smidge of motivation and it's actually a primo day for a healthy kick-start. Here's how to beat what's bringing you down and turn your Mondays around.

Lighthouse Guild Doctor Helps Visually Impaired People Walk the Monday Mile

April 6th, 2017

Individuals with visual impairments often exhibit lower levels of fitness than their sighted peers. Walking, a simple form of exercise with many health benefits, is considered a good choice for people who are visually impaired.

High School Chefs in Underserved Communities Cook Up “Oodles of Noodles”

March 28th, 2017

High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future celebrity chefs faced a challenge recently from the nationwide 2017 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest.

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