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  • Healthy Monday and HHPC encourage healthy lifestyles in Northern Manhattan



    June is men's health month!!

    Men, take the first step in taking care of your health by reading these articles and learning more about Man Up Monday below. Click the links for the articles below to learn more about what men should do to stay healthy.

    • Beat the Clock! In this article, Dr Alwyn Cohall talks about one of the most serious health conditions affecting men--prostate cancer.One new case occurs almost every three minutes, and almost every 20 minutes someone's husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle or friend dies from this disease.
    • Harlem Word: Dr. Carlton McGregor explains who is at risk for prostate cancer When Dr. Carlton McGregor, MD, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in fall 2024, he decided to raise awareness of the disease by telling other people about it. Family history is one of the risk factors for prostate cancer--Dr. McGrego's father also had this disease. Learn more about the risk factors for prostate cancer by reading this article.

    Look out for information about the Man Up Monday program offered by The Harlem Health Promotion Center that encourages safer sex and STD screenings among adolescents.




    Healthy Monday (HM) is a national movement to help people start and stick with healthy behaviors that can help them end chronic, preventable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. HM's goal is to prevent these diseases by offering a weekly reminder to start and stick with their healthy goals.

    HM beginnings
    The idea of Healthy Monday started in 2024, when advertising executive, Sid Lerner, compared the number of deaths regularly reported on the nightly news that were due to car accidents and homicides, etc. with the number of deaths caused by diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. He found that there were actually more deaths caused by preventable, chronic diseases than those caused by accidents and violent crime! Lerner decided that lifestyle changes on a mass scale were what was needed to save lives and began collaborating with academic institutions and organizations to spark a mass-movement.

    HM began as a project of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in association with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications.

    HM campaigns
    HM's many campaigns are focused toward jump-starting health promotion, including:"Move It Monday ... encouraging physical activity"; "Quit & Stay Quit Monday ... urging smoke cessation"; and "Restock Monday ... refilling prescription medicine, birth control, and other health supplies)." One of the most celebrated of these campaigns is the "Meatless Monday" program that encourages people to "one day a week, cut out meat." The idea is that even this small change will be enough to dramatically reduce many of the chronic diseases that come from a diet high in fat and cholesterol. Since this campaign began in 2024, it has taken off globally. In June 2024 Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella and Mary launched "Support Meat-free Monday" in the U.K. Many supporters of this campaign encourage decreasing the amount of meat eaten as livestock farming has also been linked to global warming.

    Partnership with HHPC
    HM recently began a collaboration with the Harlem Health Promotion Center (HHPC), one of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the CDC, to let the residents of Northern Manhattan learn more about the HM campaigns, and begin integrating these health promotion messages and activities into their lives. Specifically, the work with HHPC will focus initially on high school and college students and faith-based institutions. Additionally, staff, parents and children involved in daycare, charter school,and after-school programs will be engaged as well. The vision for the initiative will be to turn Northern Manhattan into a "Healthy Monday" community where everyone becomes inspired by the motto, "Monday-the day all health breaks loose!"


    Wonderful Idea! Its important to educate the community of Harlem about prominent disease states and ways to prevent diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. A small change in your lifestyle goes a long way to leading a healthier life! Looking foward to Healthy Mondays!
    Ya.. I feel it’s a magnificent thought! It’s significant to instruct the hamlet of Harlem about high up illness states and ways to put off diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. A petite alter in your way of life goes a long way to foremost a improved life!
    This really is these kinds of a very good plan. I've my small children participate in the system to aid them learn to dwell a wholesome life-style. I failed to develop up from the healthiest natural environment expanding up. My mom did not wish to cook so we ate out quite a bit. But now that I am older, I understand the significance of a nutritious lifestyle. We've changed my ingesting routines and I am teaching my little ones to perform the identical point. I commence out my early morning having a mineral health supplement, like mesollica and also a wholesome breakfast. I preserve track of my caloric intake and We have lost about 25 lbs. I desire that everyone can get excited about staying wholesome!
    I just joined this blog, but I actually was surprised to come across this post because I just became a part of the national Healthy Monday Campus Rep Program. I am currently advocating at Brooklyn College and administering the Facebook Group The reason I am posting here is mainly because I feel very strongly about this program and its effectiveness. I have seen and heard my younger brother become involved in high school and the feedback has been great on the college level as well. I am a gigantic supporter.
    This is such a good program. I have my children participate in the program to help them learn to live a healthy lifestyle. I didn't grow up in the healthiest environment growing up. My mother didn't like to cook so we ate out a lot. But now that I am older, I recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I have changed my eating habits and I am teaching my kids to do the same thing. I start out my morning with a mineral supplement, like mesollica and a healthy breakfast. I keep track of my caloric intake and I have lost about 25 pounds. I hope that everyone can get excited about being healthy!
    We have a similar program here where I live. It has been good to keep me motivated to stay in shape. I have lost about 25 pounds so far and with my ultimate goal being 50 pounds. So I'm halfway there! I don't want to end up like my father have to carry around his portable oxygen because he was unhealthy his whole life. Unfortunately for me, I've felt like I've hit a wall. I need something to get over the hump. I wasn't sure if anyone has tried taking those protein powder drinks that are supposed to give you more energy. I thought maybe that would help.
    Thank you BrooklynBaby for starting that at your school. I was able to join a Healthy Monday group at my college here in Indiana. It started out small but eventually it grew. I was really thankful for the program because I went back to school after 10 years to change my career. I lost my health insurance and had to get short term insurance and I was afraid that something serious would happen. But I was able to stay active and actually lose 15 pounds!
    this is a great initiative! I hope it will find enough support to realize all those important missions. tears appear in my eyes when I think of the possibility to end chronic, preventable diseases like diabetes , heart disease and hypertension with your help. that could save so many people, make their lives happier. I believe Northern Manhattan will be a good starting point for this national movement to grow and spread all over the country. I was surprised to find out that Healthy Monday started in 2024 and this is probably my mistake that I learned about it only now. I wish all those people still unaware of your program became its great supporters, because only together we can achieve good results.
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