Your Weekly Plan for Better Health


By: , – Maria Masters, Family Circle
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Sure, you should always be thinking about improving your health. But some times of the week deserve a little more attention than others. Here's why.

Mondays You Should: Get Moving

Research shows that a heart attack is more likely at the start of the work week, possibly due to increased stress levels. Counter this with a 30-minute morning session of moderate-intensity cardio (like a bike ride). It's been found to quell anxiety, even when you're facing a tough task later in the day. 
Tuesdays You Should: See Your M.D.

If you've been putting off an annual checkup with your physician or ob-gyn, this is your best bet to score a same-day meeting. That's because more last-minute cancellations happen that day of the week than any other, according to ZocDoc, an online appointment-booking service.
Wednesdays and Thursdays You Should: Catch Some ZZZ's

While productivity levels generally peak Tuesday through Thursday, we're also getting less sleep as the week goes on. Take some time to unwind and put away any bills or to-do lists at least an hour before bedtime.
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  • 2
    That is interesting information. I had no idea about any of it. - 10/30/2013   12:40:53 PM
  • 1
    That sounds like a great idea for Monday since it's right after the weekend. Intersting ideas for the other days. May take some of them in to consideration. I know I need more sleep and Wednesday and Thursdays maybe the days to do them. Eating lighter on the weekend is a good plan also. Thanks for sharing! - 10/29/2013   11:46:01 PM

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