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Healthy Mondays resumes in FilCom center in Honolulu

/ 09:20 PM February 24, 2014

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HONOLULU — “Healthy Mondays” resumed at the FilCom center on 94-428 Mokuola Street, Suite 302, Waipahu,  starting Feb. 17,  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii (PNAH) and community partners announced.

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Some Mondays will be dedicated as “Caregiver Monday” and will alternate with “Kids Cook Monday” and “Healthy Cooking Monday.” The main topics for other Healthy Mondays will include the following chronic preventable diseases: diabetes; hypertension; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; depression; manage poly pharmacy

Healthy Monday is a national initiative to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people and participating organizations in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors.

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It is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  The PNAH has brought Healthy Monday concept from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii at the Filipino Community Center.

Why Monday? Research conducted by Johns Hopkins shows people view Mondays — more than any other day of the week — as the day to kickstart healthier choices and behaviors.

Respondents chose Monday as the day for starting diets, exercising, quitting smoking, and making doctor appointments. Monday represents a special unit of time in our culture, and is viewed as the start of a brand new week. And the best part–there are 52 chances to try to kick off the week right. (Source: http://healthymonday.syr.edu/)

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