Move It Monday to Jump-Start Your Week

We offer simple, accessible exercises to help you get moving at home, at work, or in the community.

Weekly Practices

You may not even realize it, but many day-to-day tasks—walking through the neighborhood dog, climbing the stairs, putting away groceries, carrying a toddler—all qualify as sources of physical activity.
As many of us spend more time indoors, a daily walk can be the perfect opportunity to get up from your chair and take in some fresh air. Although walking alone can benefit your physical health, strolling with a companion can boost your mood and overall wellbeing.
When it comes to being more physically active, it really is mind over matter. This Monday, take a moment to consider the thoughts that are holding you back from being active. By identifying your own barriers, you’ll be better equipped to overcome them.
Move It Biking Featured
Besides getting you from point A to point B, biking is an excellent form of exercise that can improve your physical health as well as save the environment from one more car on the road. This Monday, bike safely and reap the benefits.
Make Monday an occasion to try some mindful walking when you need to de-stress for a few minutes between activities.
Regardless of your age or ability level, getting active—whether it’s walking, jogging, stretching, strolling, or rolling—can positively impact your physical and mental wellbeing and lead to a better quality of life.
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
Move It Gardening Feature
For aging and older populations, gardening provides a critical source of daily physical activity, so much so that the American Heart Association categorizes it as a good source of moderate exercise.
Illustration of people exercising in a New York City park

Move It Monday with NYC Parks

NYC Parks is teaming up with Move It Monday to help people of all ages and ability levels to find new, fun, and creative ways to get outdoors.

Success Stories

monday mile disability
The New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities partnered with Move it Monday to organize a Monday Mile kickoff event promoting inclusive physical activity.
Lerner Center Staff Poses with Syracuse Students for Monday Mile
The Lerner Center at Syracuse University drives Healthy Monday initiatives on its campus and beyond. Their team has led the development of Monday Mile programming across two counties in upstate New York, which has resulted in 23 one-mile walking routes. Onondaga and Madis...
Senior leadership from NYU Langone partnered with The Monday Campaigns to set up a weekly Monday Mile program to encourage hospital employees to start off each week with a specially-designated walking route through the hospital.

Start a Move It Monday Program

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