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Your Weekly Plan for Better Health

By: , – Maria Masters, Family Circle
10/29/2013 6:00 AM   :  2 comments   :  7,208 Views

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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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