Small Steps to Health and WealthTM

Questions or comments, email Sandy Preston.

Small Steps to Health and Wealth (tm) logoThis University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension health and finance program consists of web-based seminars designed to motivate you and your family to implement strategies that simultaneously improve your health and personal finances.
Learn more about the Nebraska Program (PDF). 

NOTE: You may download your material and participate in the program at no charge, or order books from Sandy Preston for $20.00.

To begin ...

  1. Register for the Nebraska Small Steps Web Seminars.
  2. Watch recorded sessions. (Given below)
  3. Set up a challenge to eat healthy and save.
  4. Register Your Health and Wealth Goals on the National website.

At completion, fill out the Final Evaluation for the Small Steps to Health and Wealth Program.

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Sandy Preson
Questions or comments about Small Steps to Health and WealthTM? Please email Sandy Preston, MS, UNL Extension Educator.

Recorded Behavior Change Strategy Sessions

Handouts to accompany each of the 25 behavior change strategies are offered on this page.

  1. Introduction, Strategies 1 and 2
    1: Track Your Current Behavior
    2: Unload Your Childhood Baggage
  2. Strategies 3, 4 and 5
    3: Put Your Mind to It
    4: Commit to Making a Change
    5: Defy Someone or Defy the Odds
  3. Strategies 6, 7 and 8
    6: Think Balance-Not Sacrifice
    7: Control Your Destiny
    8: Make Progress Every Day
  4. Strategies 9, 10 and 11
    9: Get Help and Be Accountable
    10: Meet Yourself Halfway
    11: Say "No" to Super-Sizing
  5. Strategies 12, 13 and 14
    12: Convert Consumption Into Labor
    13: Compare Yourself With Recommended Benchmarks
    14: Use Easy Frames of Reference
  6. Strategies 15, 16 and 17
    15: Automate Good Habits and Create Templates
    16: Live "The Power of 10"
    17: Take Calculated Risks and Conquer Your Fears
  7. Strategies 18, 19 and 20
    18: Appreciate Teachable Moments and Wake-Up Calls
    19: Weigh the Costs and Benefits of Changing
    20: Step Down to Change
  8. Strategies 21, 22 and 23
    21: Kick It Up a Notch
    22: Control Your Environment
    23: Monitor Your Progress and Reward Success
  9. Strategies 24, 25 and Celebration
    24: Expect Obstacles and Prepare For Relapses (162k Word file)
    25: Set a Date and Get Started...Just Do It! (177k Word file)


Recorded 2009 sessions

Fact Sheets

25 Behavior Change Strategies for Health and Wealth (74k Word file)

Taking Action and Staying Motivated (99k Word file)