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National health campaign pushes Healthy Mondays to reboot broken resolutions

LatinaLista — The start of any new year signals much more than a change in the date. It also signals a time when most people try to get their lives back into shape with resolutions. Unfortunately, while 45 percent will make a resolution for 2013, less than half will have kept it six months later, according to statistics gathered by the University of Scranton.

Rather than wait another six months for the start of the next new year to get back on track, a national movement wants people to have a weekly reboot of their health resolutions.

The Monday Campaigns is a national non-profit initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and Syracuse University. The goal of the movement wants people to dedicate the first day of every week to healthy behaviors that help end chronic preventable diseases.

Why Monday? It’s the January of the week, the perfect time for a fresh start. People are more likely to begin exercising, start a diet or quit smoking on Monday than any other day. It’s a call to action built into every calendar – 52 chances a year to live a longer, healthier life!

To help people get motivated, the campaign posts a new ‘Healthy Monday Tip‘ on their Facebook and Twitter pages each Monday of the year — that adds up to 52 tips.

Some of the tips range from dedicating Mondays as meatless Mondays to quitting smoking to practicing more nutritious eating habits, etc.

The campaign’s website offers resources, widgets and tools to help spread word of the campaign online and offline — as well as the motivation to keep going after the end-goal of being healthy.

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