Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

Health Plus: Vanderbilt's health promotion programs to advance healthy lifestyle practices. 

  • Go for the Gold: Vanderbilt's award-winning three-step Go for the Gold program can help you achieve a healthier and more productive life by identifying health risks and taking action to reduce those risks.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Coaching: Health Plus provides personal lifestyle coaching as a benefit for Vanderbilt faculty/staff and spouses. 
    • VUMC Benefits - VUMC offers a wide range of investment and financial planning options (login required).
    • VU Retirement Benefits - Helping eligible Vanderbilt University faculty and staff prepare for retirement.
    • Financial Empowerment Center - Provides free, professional financial counseling to Nashvillians citywide, helping Davidson County residents (and often will see Vanderbilt employees regardless of residence) reduce debt and build assets through free, one-on-one financial counseling.
    • Finding a Financial Planner - Financial planners advise clients on how best to save, invest, and grow their money. Certified Financial Planners are licensed and regulate professionals. Be sure to check out qualifications before hiring.
    • Financial blog for physicians -The White Coat Investor is a blog that focuses on the financial issues that impact physicians
    • Vanderbilt Faculty/Staff Hardship Fund - Established in 1994, this funding assists Vanderbilt faculty and staff who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a life event. To begin the application process please call: (615)936-1327
    • Crisis Situations -If you are having an immediate psychological crisis, call Work/Life Connections-EAP at 936-1327.
    • The United Way Helpline - If you have the need for immediate shelter or food, call the Helpline by dialing – 211.
    • Room at the Inn - Assist in addressing short-term needs, such as shelter and utility assistance, as well as long-term solutions.
    • Second Harvest Food Bank - If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food assistance call 329-3491
  • Eating a balanced diet is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.

    • Eat Right Now: ​​A healthy eating guide to support you in planning meals and buying foods that fit your busy lifestyle.​
    • Nutrition Corner: Enjoy healthy samples, practical recipes, and reliable nutrition information in a fun, come and go atmosphere.
    • Healthy Recipes: Try out healthy, affordable, delicious recipes.
    • TASTE: Eat delicious food, save money, and minimize your time in the kitchen with this ten week challenge June—September.
    • National Nutrition Month® Challenge: Celebrate the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual campaign in March.
    • Vanderbilt Farmers' Market: June—October.
    • ​​Eat Right with Healthy Bites: Learn about healthier food options on the Vanderbilt campus to help support you in healthy eating.
    • Choose My Plate: Resources and nutrition information are available to help you determine your daily recommended amount of food based on your age, gender, and activity level.
    • Healthy Catering Guide​: Use this guide for your next catered event and support healthy eating on the Vanderbilt campuses.
    • Vanderbilt Nutrition Clinic: Registered dietitians are available to support you in healthy eating, as well as nutritional management of nutrition related disease and conditions.
    • Listen and Watch Online: A variety of Wellcasts and videos are available to support healthy eating.
  • Getting to a healthy weight is important because obesity increases the risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and other diseases and conditions.

    • Know Your Numbers: Track your weight and body mass index.
    • Vanderbilt Healthier You: Vanderbilt Healthier You is a personalized weight management program offered jointly by the Occupational Health Clinic, Health Plus, and Work/Life Connections-EAP.
    • One-on-One Weight Management Coaching: Individualized support and encouragement, by phone or in person, is available to Vanderbilt faculty and staff to support healthy weight.
    • Diabetes Prevention Program​: A one-year lifestyle change program to reduce the risk of diabetes through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and moderate weight loss.
    • Eat. Move. Feel.: This video includes a variety of resources to support you in maintaining or attaining a healthy weight.
    • CDC Healthy Weight: Online resources are available to support your healthy weight goals.
    • Listen and Watch Online: A variety of Wellcasts and videos are available to support weight loss.
  • Stress by itself is neither good nor bad. Our ability to respond well or not to a stressor determines the value we place upon it.