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

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - 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 dietitian
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 CBC's The
National with Peter Mansbridge, CityTV, CKNW Radio, CBC Radio, the Vancouver
Sun, Reader's Digest, and Chatelaine, among others.
    Currently, Melodie is the host of "One Bite at a Time," a helpful,
accessible nutrition segment airing every second Thursday on Global TV at
7:20 am. Her bi-monthly nutrition tips and info on upcoming topics are
available on-line at

For further information:

For further information: Providence Health Care Communications, Tel.
(604) 806-8022, Pager (604) 252-4261

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