The Healthy Monday program is a non-profit health program for students, staff and faculty. The philosophy of the program is simple: for most people, the week begins on Monday. This makes it the perfect day to set health-related goals for the rest of the week.
The Healthy Monday program at Cabrini is from Sept. 17 to Nov. 25. To start the week, every Monday there is a Monday Mile Walk that meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Health Hut in Cavs Corner.
“It’s a nice escape from the office,” Jackie Neary, student-athlete wellness coordinator and field hockey and women’s lacrosse head coach, said. “I like the events that go with it. Chef Rodney does a cooking demo. Sometimes there is something else tied in.”
“Getting away from the desk is such a stress relief,” Jess Huda, fitness director of the Dixon Center, said. Huda organizes and leads the walks every Monday. She adds that it is recommended for people to take a break from their work day, but some people do everything at their desk. They work at their desk, eat at their desk and take their breaks at their desks. The walk is a way to clear your mind and get de-stressed with some fresh air.
“I was trying to get more involved outside from the Dixon Center,” Huda said.
“We want to support Jess and our department,” Neary said. She also added that it’s a nice break in the work day.
Her philosophy is easy: take the easiest thing possible, and offer it to everyone. Walking, something everyone does every day, for one mile every Monday. The average amount of participants ranges from five to 10.
The Health Hut, located outside Cavs Corner on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and in Jazzman’s on Thursdays and Fridays, has starter packets for anyone who wants to get involved. Anyone who walks the most Monday Miles this semester will win a $50 gift card.