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You’re most health conscious on a Monday, and care the least on Saturdays, according to a new study.
The study, published in the, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, analysed Google searches which contained health related words in the US between 2005 and 2012.
The researchers found that searches for health topics were 30 percent more frequent at the beginning of the week than later in the week. The lowest average number of searchers occurred on Saturdays.
“We could be seeing this effect because of the perception that Monday is a fresh start, akin to a mini New Year’s Day. People tend to indulge in less healthy behaviours on the weekend, so Monday can serve as a ‘health reset’ to get back on track with their health regimens,” says co-author of the study Joanna Cohen.