Health Plus offers tips for making changes in the new year

(Vanderbilt University)

Most people see the new year as a starting point for changes that they want to make. What types of changes are you hoping to make in order to make next year a healthier year? From a nutrition standpoint, a good place to start is by getting back to the basics.

  • Drink more water and less of anything else.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat more grilled and baked foods and less fried foods.
  • Choose whole grains.
  • Cut down on the amount of sweets you eat.
  • Track your food intake.

For a good app to track your food, try MyFitnessPal or Calorie Count.

Want to learn more about nutrition?

Sign up to take this free online seven-week course beginning in January taught by Jamie Pope, instructor of nutrition at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing: Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights

For more resources to support a healthy lifestyle, visit the Health Plus website.

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