Lifestyle Coaching

Health Plus

Health Plus provides personal lifestyle coaching as a benefit for Vanderbilt faculty/staff and spouses. Lifestyle coaching can help you find the motivation and tools to reach your goals. Goals might include losing weight, being more physically active, eating better, quitting smoking or lowering stress.

Issue 406, 2020/21 - Dec/Jan (Medical Center Editition)

In This Issue: Holidays Reimagined with Ellen Clark, LCSW Care Gap Alerts with Ronald D. Alvarez, MD, MBA The Gift of Civility with Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP Thyroid Awareness with R. Duke Chenault, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES Issue 406, 2020/21 - Dec/Jan (Medical Center Edition)

Issue 405, 2020 Oct/Nov (Medical Center Edition)

​In This Issue: Go for the Gold Care Gap Alerts with Raeshell Sweeting, MD The Counselor’s Corner with Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP Passion at Work with Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN OHC Talk with Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Lisa Connor, RN, BSN, CDE Open Enrollment Issue 405, 2020 Oct/Nov (Medical Center Edition)

Budget Bites

​Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive. Preparing meals at home gives you control over ingredients and cost. It all starts at the grocery store! Here are some tips for every aisle to help you eat healthy without overspending. PROTEIN: Go meatless! Plant proteins are often a cheaper option than meat and have the added benefits of fiber to help keep you full longer. If you aren’t ready to go completely meat-free, cut your meat portions in half and add a meatless protein, such as beans to chilis, soups, and tacos!

Gut Check-in

Dietary fiber is an essential plant-based nutrient found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Fiber helps normalize bowel movements by moving fluid and waste through the digestive tract. Fiber-rich foods have been shown to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and other digestive diseases, lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar, and aid in achieving a healthy weight.

Beyond Fresh

You may have heard that fresh fruits and vegetables are healthier than their frozen and canned counterparts. Produce is flash-frozen or canned at the peak of freshness. Therefore, frozen and canned produce can have nutrient contents comparable to even the freshest produce! They are available year-round and are often more cost effective. The handout below shares tips for enjoying all forms of fruits and vegetables.​

Got Milk?

​Dairy is one of the five food groups outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It contains many nutrients your body uses on a daily basis, such as protein, vitamin D, and calcium. Calcium has been shown to improve bone mass, and vitamin D helps maintain that mass. It is recommended you eat or drink three servings of dairy per day. One serving of dairy is equal to: