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21 January 2015

Making your new year’s resolution stick

If you made a health-related new year’s resolution and you’re already starting to waver, Latrobe Community Health Service may be able to help.

Ask for help

If you made a health-related new year’s resolution and you’re already starting to waver, Latrobe Community Health Service may be able to help.

“People make two big mistakes when they make new year’s resolutions,” said Alison Skeldon, Executive Director of Community Support at Latrobe Community Health Service.

“Firstly, they decide to diet, or drink less, or exercise more, but they don’t pace themselves. They cut everything out immediately. By the end of January, the temptation is too much and the resolution goes up in smoke.”

“Secondly, people don’t ask for help. There is all sorts of support available for people who want to make changes in their lives.”

Exercise

Latrobe Community Health Service offers a range of exercise options, from a walking group in Traralgon and group exercise programs, to tailored exercise programs that target individual goals.

Healthy eating

Dieticians at Latrobe Community Health Service provide expert advice on nutrition and healthy eating. This gives confidence to people to eat in a healthy and sustainable way, and helps sort through the maze of nutritional information.

Drinking less

If alcohol is affecting you or your family, Latrobe Community Health Service offers a program to supports you and your family with care pathways and goal setting. The services offered include face-to-face, online and telephone counselling, as well as day and group counselling programs.

Ms Skeldon said Latrobe Community Health Service programs are available to anyone ready to make a change. “It doesn’t matter how long the path ahead looks,” she said. “Even if you’ve had setbacks previously, it’s not too late to improve your health.”