Do the Monday Mile!
The Monday Mile is a fun way to jump-start your week with a healthy dose of physical activity. Walk, jog or run the Monday Mile with friends, family and co-workers, and enjoy positive health benefits while socializing with others and making a commitment to stay fit throughout the week.
Monday Mile 101
Starting your own Monday Mile walking group is easy. Here’s everything you need to get going:
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Why Do the Monday Mile?
Can walking a mile really make a difference to your health?
Yes! The potential health benefits of walking at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day are well established*. Simply by walking you can improve your cholesterol profile, blood pressure and blood sugar; lower the risk of obesity; feel more energetic; fight stress; and reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancer.
Why a mile?
It takes the average adult roughly 30 minutes to walk a mile. The CDC recommends adults get 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. That breaks down to 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. So by doing the Monday Mile, you’re taking the first steps toward meeting your recommended weekly exercise goal.
What about the other six days?
Keep moving! Remember, the CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. Use the Monday Mile to kick your week off with a healthy start, and then make it your goal to continue your healthy behaviors throughout the rest of the week. And if you don’t reach your goal, don’t stress. The next Monday is a new start and another chance to try again!
* American Heart Association