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New Year for Making Lives Better

Consumer Science Giant Leaps Health and Kinesiology Nutrition Science Psychological Sciences

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences is Making Lives Better through world-class research. As we begin 2019 and celebrate 150 years of Giant Leaps at Purdue, we will showcase our research throughout the year—highlighting global advancements in health, longevity, and quality of life.

Whether you have a New Year’s resolution or prefer to set goals periodically, we have featured 4 popular aspirations people have: how to save more money, how to get more exercise, how to eat healthier, and how to keep your goals.

Save more money

It’s January, and that means holiday credit card bills are coming due and tax season is right around the corner. If you made a New Year’s resolution to save more money, follow this SMART advice from Mike Roe, lecturer in the Department of Consumer Science.

Get more exercise

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise in 2019? Faculty from the Department of Health and Kinesiology have some advice. Professor Lane Yahiro’s top tip for getting into shape is to hire a personal trainer. Researcher Steve Amireault’s suggests choosing something you really care about and keep to just one, or a very short list, of resolutions in order to be successful.

Eat healthier

Is eating healthier in 2019 one of your New Year’s resolutions or goals? Follow these tips for success from board-certified sports dietitian Rachel Clark, lecturer in Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science.

Keep your New Year’s resolutions and goals

Dan Foti, an associate professor of clinical psychology and neuroscience who studies changes in human brain function and moods at Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences, can tell us more about how we can reach our goals.

150 years of Giant Leaps in Health and Human Sciences

The College of Health and Human Sciences’ research aligns with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in “Health, Longevity and Quality of Life” as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. This is one of the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues.