Making Monday the Day All Health Breaks Loose!

We’re a public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Syracuse Universities that promotes sustainable behavior change by dedicating every Monday to health.

Our Campaigns

Individuals and organizations can apply one or more of our campaigns to address different health behaviors, including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and tobacco cessation.

Highlights from Our Partners

We work with leading health institutions to develop evidence-based health programs and promotions that can be implemented in a range of settings including hospitals, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Teams from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have lent their expertise to engage more countries and international NGOs in doing Meatless Monday, as a way to reduce meat consumption around the world.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center worked with The Monday Campaigns to develop a Healthy Monday wellness program designed for nurses and nurse practitioners to reduce stress and increase healthy physical activity.

The Lerner Center in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University implemented the Move It Monday-Monday Mile program across two counties in upstate New York. Their efforts drove participation from local residents, and resulted in new walking paths throughout the cities.

The NYU Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation team created a program focused on digital delivery to improve patient learning and participation in cardiopulmonary rehab activities. Early data shows promising results for improving engagement.

Healthy Aging

The Healthy Monday Healthy Aging Package is a 12-week series designed to help address the natural changes that come with age. Each week, users will be introduced to a different method for healthy aging, including low-impact exercises, simple techniques for stress management, easy plant-based recipes, and tips to improve sleep quality.

Refresh Every Monday with Our Check-Up Tool

Our interactive Healthy Monday Refresh Check-Up Tool is designed to help you assess how you’re feeling every Monday and see options for actions you can take to move toward you wellness goals.

The Monday Campaigns News

Americans are looking forward to better health in 2022, according to a new nationally representative survey conducted by Data Decisions Group (DDG) and The Monday Campaigns.
Eric Adams serves up a Meatless Monday meal at the launch of the program at NYC Health + Hospitals
Adams has always been a strong proponent of programs like Meatless Monday, advocating for its adoption in public schools, prisons, government buildings, and hospitals.
Teachers deserve to have tools that can reduce their stress at their disposal. The DSMAS program is a simple, turnkey option that takes only a few minutes every week to start off with a more mindful, focused approach.

Recent News

older couple dealing with chronic stress
Chronic stress can have a serious, negative impact on our physical health, increasing the risk of hypertension, heart attack, and stroke. A new study shows that chronic stress can also result in premature aging of the immune system.
The study found that engaging in light-intensity movement—gardening, walking through a shopping center, or strolling through the neighborhood, etc.—can help significantly reduce the risk of stroke.
Foods like beans and peas – canned or dried – tofu, frozen vegetables, grains like brown rice or quinoa, dried pastas, fresh fruits and vegetables can feed a family for a fraction of the cost of a fast-food meal.

Healthy Monday for Total Wellness

The Healthy Monday campaign encompasses more than one health behavior. Organizations can create their own Healthy Monday wellness program using resources from each campaign and individuals can sign up for our Healthy Monday Refresh newsletter and follow #HealthyMonday to get a weekly round-up of the latest news from all of our campaigns.

This Week's Healthy Monday Practices

Is your life always on the go? Do you find yourself rushing a lot and even rushing meals? Our daily hustle can be stressful, but having a mindful meal could be a way to slow it down and provide you with a pleasant and healthy break.
When you’re spending the night out with others, preparation is the key to staying committed to you quit. This Monday, learn how you can plan ahead to avoid smoking triggers and combat your cravings.
Our Meatless Monday BBQ recipe roundup covers everything from plant-based pulled pork to seitan chicken to carrot hot dogs to help ensure that you have a safe and tasty Fourth of July feast.
The health benefits of dancing are often overlooked, but the combination of simple movements and moderate pace makes it an accessible (and fun) form of physical activity for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Move It Positive Affirmations Feature
Positive affirmations can help motivate you to pursue new healthy habits and overcome existing challenges by replacing that little negative voice in the back of your head with words of encouragement.
Our friends at ChopChop Magazine are sharing some of their most popular pantry-friendly recipes to help you through this time when most people are spending a lot more time cooking at home with what they already have.