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Most New Year's resolutions dissolve by Jan end


January 25, 2011 - London

In a new research, almost all Brits who made a New Year's resolution admitted that previous attempts saw them give up by the end of January.

The research by insurer Aviva found that a total of 73 per cent started 2011 committing to get fit, while 61 per cent said they would eat healthier food and 18 per cent said they would give up alcohol.

According to the survey, 50 percent put on weight or drink too much over the Christmas period, with 16 per cent saying they wanted to get healthy to avoid catching the flu.

As many as 56 per cent claimed that their New Year's resolution is currently still intact, but 30 per cent admitted they are already struggling and one in 10 have given up on their goals already, reports The Telegraph.

The survey suggested that the 21 percent who are working towards a defined goal have the greatest chance of success.

Sally Gunnell, Olympic athlete and ambassador for Aviva, said, "The New Year is an obvious time to ring the changes in your life but people should be thinking about how they can look after their health for the long-term. We often fall into the trap of trying to do everything at once, rather than making small changes and setting ourselves achievable goals.

"If healthy eating is your priority then look to eat more fruit and veg, cut back on sugar and swap non-healthy snacks for healthy ones. Swap alcoholic drinks for non-alcoholic versions. And, if you are planning to do more exercise, set yourself an action plan with achievable goals," added Gunnell.

ANI

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