Resolutions 2019: Five habits for a healthier lifestyle

2019The most commonly expressed New Year’s resolution usually involves eating healthier, exercising more and losing weight.

Virginia Tech assistant professor of human nutrition, foods and exercise, Vivica Kraak points to five easy steps that – when followed carefully – can result in weight loss and a healthier lifestyle in 2019.

  • “Eat more slowly and serve yourself smaller portions. Make half your plate fruit or salad.”
  • “Replace all sugary beverages with non-caloric – zero calorie – beverages or preferably water.”
  • “Keep caloric snacks out of view.”
  • “Politely decline sweets and replace with whole fruits or vegetables.”
  • “Take a 30-60 minute brisk walk every day – moderate-to-vigorous activity – during the holidays.”

Kraak is a recognized expert in food and nutrition policies. She worked as a research fellow at Deakin University’s World Health Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention and the Population Health Strategic Research Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She also served as a research associate for the British Heart Foundation and as a Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisor, Save the Children, U.S. Programs.

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