Why New Year Resolutions Die, And How To Save Them

Less than two weeks left in 2018 … phew! Where did the year go?

As you hang stockings by the fire, you may start thinking about your health and fitness goals for 2019. If you’re like many of us, you’ll toast in the New Year with a promise to change something big about yourself.

This always feels like the right thing to do. But how many years have you actually kept that resolution?

If you say none, you’re not alone. An article published in U.S. News sited 80% of New Year resolutions get pushed under the rug by week six. Typically these resolutions coincide with holiday guilt—being that we make them after a few months of endless festivities (and sometimes wash them down with a glass of bubbly at midnight).

According to a study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reported that 55% of all resolutions are health related, like wanting to exercise more or eat better. Since researchers determine that only 1/5 of us get the recommended...

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