Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: how you can beat your Monday blues

As far as days of the week go, Mondays arguably have the fewest fans. Whether it’s switching back into work or to school mode – it spells the end of the weekends fun and catapults us back down to earth with a bang. With working from home and restrictions still apparent, and our daily and weekly cycles in flux, just how important is getting Monday right in the new normal?

New research from Fitness First shows people who start exercising on a Monday are more likely to be happier and healthier as well as more motivated, productive and less sluggish than those who wait until later in the week. In fact, well over a third (39%) of Brits who started their week on a Monday say it has a positive impact on their mental and physical health – increasing their productivity and motivation over the rest of the week.

Aston spoke to psychotherapist, psychologist and social wellbeing analyst Dr Charlotte Armitage and Lee Matthews, managing director at Fitness First.

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