Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

 

Get the New Year Off to a Healthy Start!

Heather Perillo

Heather Perillo, Registered Dietician and JJP MOVE! Coordinator

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heather Perillo, Registered Dietitian and JJP MOVE! Coordinator says: The New Year is a great time to focus on adopting a healthier lifestyle! To get the ball rolling I suggest setting goals for yourself. Some quick tips:

• Make sure your goals are realistic! Making unachievable goals is discouraging, instead try for a more realistic approach.

• Be specific and write it down! Stepping on the scale and writing down your weight weekly will help you to stay on track. Consider keeping a food and exercise journal (remember to include portion sizes and duration of exercise).

• Create new habits! Setting goals that can become part of your routine will be the key to your success. Try taking the stairs to/from your office or appointment!

• Set a timeframe! When would you like to achieve your goals? For a long term plan, create smaller goals along the way to help you stay focused.

• Rebound from splurges! Don't give up after a splurge/special occasion. Get yourself back on track!

If weight loss is your goal, ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to the MOVE! Program. Good luck! And let us know how you're doing!

Share



Get Updates

Subscribe to Receive
Email Updates