Commit to a New Year of Healthy Mondays

After the holiday festivities have come to an end—the cake washed out of the carpet, the leftovers finished, the unwanted sweater returned—many of us will reflect on the past year and consider how we can make the next one even better. And for most people, that means self-improvement and a renewed dedication to healthy behaviors.

A nationally representative survey conducted with DDG (Data Decisions Group) found that approximately 36% of Americans made a New Year’s resolution in 2020, but 20% of people that make New Year’s resolutions fall off in January and by July, 43% have given up on some of their top resolutions. Maintaining a resolution is tricky, and with every new week there seems to be another bump in the road threatening to throw you off course. The survey showed that the most common reasons for relapsing are an inability to stay on track, lack of support and not seeing results quickly enough.

But you can improve your chances of reaching those long-term wellness goals by using a proven concept that we call the Healthy Monday Refresh.

 

What is the Healthy Monday Refresh?

The Healthy Monday Refresh is all about setting intentions at the beginning of the week and recommitting to them every Monday. Think of Monday as a mini-New Year: by breaking down long-term goals into smaller steps at the start of each week, you increase the likelihood of developing lasting healthy habits.

Our research shows that people view Monday as a fresh start, and as the day they are more likely start healthy activities like diets, exercise, and stress management practices.

Maintaining a Healthy Monday is even easier with the support of your family and friends, so consider enlisting their help during the holidays so that you can keep each other accountable and committed.

 

The Meatless Monday Challenge

Commit to eat healthier in the New Year and encourage your friends and family to do the same by signing up for our new Meatless Monday Challenge. You’ll receive weekly emails that will help you ease into adding more plant-based meals into your routine. We’ll give you everything you need to succeed including recipes, tips, cooking inspiration, and even fast food options.

 

Healthy Monday Check-up Tool

Another way to stay committed to your New Year’s resolution is to use the new Healthy Monday Check-up tool. Simply check the boxes that indicate how you’re feeling and click “Refresh” to find practices that keep you focused on your health goals.

And remember, if you ever find yourself off track, don’t sweat, there’s always another Monday right around the corner. Bookmark this page, and you can come back to the Healthy Monday Refresh Check-up tool whenever you need a boost.