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.

This Week's Healthy Monday Practices

When it comes to improving the taste, texture, and flavor profile of your meatless dishes or recreating plant-based versions of animal-based ingredients, it’s all about knowing the right techniques.
There are a many times throughout the day when you can squeeze in a walk without disrupting your schedule. This Monday, find a few minutes to move your body enough to make a difference. Think of it as “walking around the clock.”
Mindful walking is a great way for busy people to incorporate a meditation practice into their weekly routine – it just requires bringing a different quality of attention to something you’re already doing.
This Monday, skip the smoke break and listen to a special playlist if you feel stressed.
Music and exercise go together like peanut butter and jelly. Do you have a favorite workout playlist? It’s worth putting one together. Exercising to music has some big, scientifically-proven benefits
What health practices did our readers turn to again and again this year? For 2023, our most viewed articles all touched upon the different ways individuals can use meditation, mindfulness, and physical activity to reduce stress and support a healthier lifestyle.
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.

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.