What’s one change you’ve made to improve your health in 2012?

Melody Ng
Public Insight Network

A retired pastor — the father of a friend of mine — recently decided to only eat yogurt.


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He’s long struggled with his weight. But this year, he pushed himself into a gym routine and a new body.

So while others around the country are going gluten-free or caveman, he’s sticking with yogurt — because it fills him up, but also because he doesn’t like it so much that he overeats. (He’s the first to admit this is NOT a doctor-approved diet, by the way.)

I, by contrast, have done nothing to improve my health this year, other than buying a pair of running shoes with pink laces.

That’s why I’m looking for your inspiration and advice:

What is one change you’ve made to improve your health this year? And what advice do you have for someone who wants to make a similar change?

Share your story and tips here.

We’ll post some responses here in time to help with all that New Year’s resolution writing that’s inevitably on the way.



Melody Ng Analyst
Public Insight Network

As a Public Insight analyst, Melody Ng's job is all about finding out what people know, and then putting their experience and expertise to work making great news stories. She's particularly interested in getting diverse perspectives and voices into the news. So if you don’t hear people who think or sound like you in the news, then: Tell us what you know here. And come on into our newsroom!

Melody got into journalism through an internship with documentary unit American RadioWorks when looking for a different way to use the skills she had learned through doing science.