Twice-a-year juice cleanse? Gym membership? Binge-watch the latest TV show everyone’s talking about? It’s January, and that means many Americans are already several days into their New Year’s resolutions. But as each year brings its own personal goals and associated challenges, none ever carry as much weight (no pun intended) as the old standby: getting in shape.
As the new year takes hold, health and wellness are top priorities for U.S. consumers. In fact, data from a Nielsen survey highlights how “staying fit and healthy” is our top resolution, coming in at 37%, followed closely by “lose weight” (32%). And based on the survey results, just a handful of us are throwing in the towel and not making any resolutions (16%). The only problem is only 8% of Americans are successful in achieving their resolutions.
So now that we’ve put the holidays and the leftover pumpkin pie behind us, how are we pledging to better ourselves and our lives in the New Year? What are your goals? What is your true motivator? Understanding and remembering the real reason why you want to make a change will keep you accountable.
No matter how you set your goals, we encourage you to make sure they are SMART goals:
Ready for a change?
If getting healthier, losing weight and/or creating better habits are on your resolution list, The Smith Clinic has some great options for you to aid in your journey: