Many people seeking to get or stay fit in 2015 might better to start today rather than rely on a New Year’s Resolution to shape up tomorrow, fitness experts says.
Losing weight and getting fit and healthy are among the top five resolution every year, even though most of winter’s great expectations wither by spring. According to Gregory Chertok, a sports psychology consultant with the American College of Sports Medicine. Goals set because people feel they should make them tend to be pressure-filled, unrealistic and less likely to be accomplished, he says.
“‘I’d like to cut down on junk food a little bit,’ is a goal more likely to be accomplished than ‘I’ll completely revamp my lifestyle,’ which is the kind of goal we set as a New Year’s resolutions,” Chertok said.
While about 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8 percent succeed, according to a University of Scranton study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Citing from usa.gov this is the most popular New Year’s Resolution: