Helpful Ways for Living In Balance in 2019


By ShLanda Burton

Are you ready to make those New Year’s Resolutions? Have you thought about how you will get in shape, eat healthier, stay focused to meet health and fitness goals in the New Year? We all know, it is not easy to stay focused and keep those resolutions.  So how about focusing on some small sustainable lifestyle goals?  Here are some tips I use to maintain balance and stay committed to my health goals, all year around. These tips can help you make positive lifestyle changes to plan, reach and succeed with your health and wellness goals in 2019.

  • Focus on your personal health. There is no such thing of being selfish when it comes to your health. Take time for yourself every day. Children need 60 mins. day are recommended to have 2.5 hours a week.  It is important to listen to the advice of your doctors and medical professionals. With any medical health condition, it is imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible to reduce further damage and progression of illness and disease.


  • Find your motivation to maintain physical activity.  Working out does not have to be costly.  It can be simple activities to such as taking time to play outdoors with your children, picking up an enjoyable activity again.  Skating, dancing, riding your bike, or walking 2-3 days a week are small goals to start. Weight can be reduced by simply moving more, especially if you have a profession where you are at a desk most of the day.  
  • Focus on eating foods rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  We hear about all kinds of diets and weight challenges this time of year.  Wither we are at home, work, or school it is important to set a good example for our youth.  Enjoy a balance of nourishing food choices that shows a supportive and healthful eating environment.  
  • Get support and encouragement .  Stay positive and avoid making negative comments about your body. Get started with a simple list on some simple lifestyle resolutions keep this year. It is important to write them down and keep them where you can review.
  • Seek help from a qualified health professional.  Long-term successful weight loss, requires long term lifestyle changes.  Work with a Licensed /Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to enjoy meeting health goals in your life.

Written by: ShLanda Burton, BS, CD(DONA),Dietetic Intern


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