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The Healthy Monday Campaign has designated Monday as the day to start and sustain healthy habits. Why Mondays? It's the January of the week, the perfect time for a fresh start. By setting a day (Monday) every week for people to think about and focus on their own health and the health of their families, the campaign aims to change the public's attitude on overall health.

WALK AWHILE

Over 60 per cent of adults don't achieve the recommended amount of movement: 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.

Walking for just 22 minutes each day can help you reach the aerobic activity recommendation. Plus it's easy to fit in on your commute, during your lunch break or while you're running errands.

Fill in your fitness gaps this week by adding walking to your routine. Find 20 minutes or more each day and try a few sessions at a faster pace.

The Monday Campaigns are an international movement that dedicates the first day of every week to health. These campaigns were started by a non-profit organization founded in 2005 in association with Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and Syracuse University.

-- The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 1, 2012 D1

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