Maybe you didn’t get around to setting New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you did, and you’ve already fallen off the wagon. Either way, you’re not alone.
Researchers at the University of Scranton found that 45% of Americans typically make New Year’s resolutions. Of those, 75% maintain their resolution through the first week of January – and the numbers drop from there. Only 46% of resolutions are still standing after 6 months. And if you want to get really depressed? Consider that a mere 8% of Americans are successful in achieving their resolutions.
The top New Year’s resolution for 2014 – and probably every year – was losing weight.
Considering the overall success rate of resolutions, it’s tempting to just grab the Ben & Jerry’s and curl up on the couch. But not so fast!
Whether you’re setting a new intention or trying to get back on track with a New Year’s resolution, there are easy ways to spark change in your life. Here are 5 tips for that most popular resolution: weight loss.
January 1 seems to be the official day for new beginnings. But any day is a good day to start fresh. Be kind to yourself and take 1 day at a time in your journey to good health.