May 30, 2024


Health know-how

Live Well: Live healthily, feel healthy

Including healthy foods in your diet for the new year is important.

With most people’s new year resolutions now two months in the rearview mirror, it may be time for a bit of a boost; a reminder that those goals don’t have to go by the wayside, and that a healthy lifestyle really is possible.

Lucy Sorenson, registered dietitian for the LiVe Well Center at Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital, said it can be as basic and drilling down to determine the specifics of an individual’s health goals.

“People say, ‘I know what to do, I just don’t do it,’ or ‘I don’t know how to do it,’” Sorenson said. “But figuring out what the ‘it’ is, that’s an imperative step. They might say, ‘I want to lose 50 pounds,’ but that’s not what is motivating them. It may actually be, ‘I want to go walking with my friends and not feel out of breath’, or ‘I want to get off my cholesterol medication.’”