Healthy New Year's Resolutions Can Last – Here's How

Vancouver, January 8, 2008 — Are you one of those people that always make New Year's resolutions but are never able to keep them? Does it seem harder and harder each year to get rid of those extra pounds? Do you just hate going to the overcrowded gym in January because everyone else is thinking the same thing as you - trying to get in shape after holiday bingeing?
Make 2008 a different kind of year - learn about making SMART goals that will successfully improve your health. Melodie Yong, a registered dietician and nutritionist in the Healthy Heart Program, part of the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul's Hospital, is available to discuss ways to set goals that are realistic, approachable and will result in positive changes. Learn about ways to increase how much exercise you get without having to go to the gym - it's as easy as walking out that door! Learn about some tried and true strategies to achieve a healthier weight and keep extra weight off. Melodie can also discuss the importance of goal-setting, positive self-talk, and self-esteem as essential aspects of physical fitness and weight loss. How you feel about yourself can have a huge impact when it comes to starting- and staying on- an exercise and weight loss regime.

In addition to her work with the Healthy Heart Program, Melodie is also a seasoned lecturer and spokesperson. Her work has appeared on the CBC's - The National with Peter Mansbridge, CityTV, CKNW Radio, CBC Radio, the Vancouver Sun, Reader's Digest, and Chatelaine, among others.

Currently, Melodie the host of “One Bite at a Time,” a helpful, accessible nutrition segment airing every 2nd Thursday on Global TV at 7:20 am. Her bi-monthly nutrition tips and info on upcoming topics are available on-line at

Contact: Providence Health Care Communications
Tel. 604 806 8022
Pager 604 252 4261