TriCounty Health on New Year’s Resolutions

If you’ve set New Year’s resolutions, hopefully they are coming along with success. TriCounty Health Department is encouraging Basin residents to get healthier in 2017 but warn that most people go about it wrong. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, only about 8 percent of people succeed, shares Ferron Young from TriCounty Health. “The most popular goal is to lose weight but that’s not much of a goal,” says Young, “it’s more of a wish.” Young recommends thinking instead of 2017 as a reset and that each day is a new day. First, set achievable goals. If you hope to start running, start with getting the right shoes and then set an achievable goal like running twice a week for 10 minutes. The next tip for success is to choose a mantra. For example, if you want to improve health, a mantra you could say to yourself could be, “I’m healthy and can enjoy life more.” Then as you are faced with decisions, ask yourself if it fits with your mantra or not. For more tips on getting healthy in 2017, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.