The holiday season has come to a close and the new year has just begun, signifying a fresh start and exciting resolutions to tackle. And for many families, it means getting back into a routine: setting alarm clocks, school drop-offs and running countless errands. It can also mean incorporating healthy food habits or starting a new exercise routine.

Family resolutions are a great way to get your children involved in making healthy choices. Maybe it’s trying a new vegetable every week or spending 30 minutes outside playing instead of in front of a screen. There are many ways to start off the year in a healthy way.

This time of year, it’s also smart to remind your children to wash their hands and cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough. As we enter the coldest months of the year, the winter cold and flu season is upon us. These small steps can make a big difference in preventing the spread of winter colds. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, either. Taking care of yourself and your family will help you stay healthy in the new year.  At Vanderbilt Health, we want to do all we can to help your family thrive in 2020.

All of Vanderbilt Health’s many locations around Middle Tennessee have exceptional teams of doctors, surgeons and nurses, many of whom have families of their own. We aren’t only doctors or nurses, we’re also your neighbors, friends, little league coaches and girl scout leaders. And we are invested in the health of the communities we call home.

Our nationally recognized providers are right here in your neighborhood, and we are dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy. So, as you start the new year with new goals and resolutions, we hope that you will make your family’s health one of them. At Vanderbilt Health, you can rest assured that our team will treat you and your loved ones with the care we give our own families. After all, we’re your neighbors, too.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Staff –

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