Whether you want to ramp up an existing routine or start anew toward a healthier you, there are many steps you can take to achieve the results you’re seeking in the New Year.

Katherine Knobbe, Rachel Wall, Jody Gatewood and Sarah Francis, who are all Iowa State University Extension nutrition and health specialists, shared their tips and advice for healthier living in 2014.

If someone has fallen out of a healthy living routine, what advice do you have in general for them to be motivated to get back into it? Ask yourself why you fell off in the first place, Knobbe said, then look at your previous routine: Did it fit with your lifestyle? Being healthy should fit in with your everyday life.

Build off of previous successes, Wall said. What steps did you take that...