As January is drawing to a close, how many New Year’s resolutions are still going strong?
Statistically, not many. A little more than half of the resolutions made in any one year make it out of January. And only about 1 in 10 make it for the whole year. We are pretty good at setting our resolutions, but not so good at making them last.
As losing weight/exercising more/becoming more active are typically some of the more popular resolutions, this failure rate only makes sense. As we as a country get unhealthier every year, more of us try to reverse that trend every January.
Yet we regularly crash and burn. Why?
Is it a lack of dedication? Too difficult? Not worth the effort?
Who knows. There is no one-size fits all solution.
But we can’t afford to keep failing. As individuals or as a nation. The cost is just too high.
For the next several weeks, I’m going to be posting every Monday about a different facet of the Economics of Exercise.
This series will hopefully bring to light some of the costs, both obvious and not so obvious, that our poor health is responsible for. Be on the lookout for posts covering the:
- Costs Associated with Being Overweight/Obese
- Costs of Exercise
- Costs of Different Weight Loss Gimmicks
- Costs of Diseases Associated with Inactivity/Weight Gain
- Costs of the Obesity Epidemic Facing our Children
- Cost of Hiring Me to Help
These topics aren’t in any particular order, but one topic will be addressed each Monday for the next 6 weeks.
Most people don’t set out to become overweight or obese, but it’s a slippery slope that once you start down is difficult to reverse.
It’s possible, but difficult.
If you stick with me for the next 6 weeks or so, you’ll see that the cost of doing something to improve your health now, before it has a chance to get any worse, is so much lower than waiting.
So don’t wait. Do something. Now.
And if you need to reboot your New Year’s Resolution, that’s ok too.Any of You Struggling with Your Resolutions? Start a New One Today! Make it Public by Posting It Below!