- 25-percent of Americans set New Year’s Resolutions and 8-percent actually accomplish them.
- Exercising, losing weight, quitting smoking, saving money, learning a new skill, traveling, reading, relationships, and drinking less alcohol are among the most common resolutions.
- The key to achieving your resolutions is by setting specific, realistic, and attainable goals that you can track.
The end of the year is a time for reflection. It’s when most of us reminisce about the year gone by and look ahead to a future full of limitless possibilities. About a quarter of Americans do more than just reflect. 25-percent of us head into the first week of January with New Year’s Resolutions and the determination to do things differently.
We share a lot of the same goals too. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll also take some time at the end of this article to share a few tips on how to achieve your goals to help you be one of the 8-percent that actually accomplish them.
Get More Exercise
The global fitness club industry is valued at over $87 billion dollars, and those figures don’t even include the billions spent on at-home exercise gear, online classes, and apparel. We can always exercise more, which is why it makes for such a popular resolution.
Medical professionals recommend at least 150-minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75-minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, and strength training twice a week.