The Science Of Sticking To Your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

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Want to stick to your New Year’s goals? Our friends at Happify shared their latest infographic, which covers the science of New Year’s resolutions.

Stats in the graphic show:

The Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions are:

  • Lose weight
  • Get organized
  • Spend less, save more
  • Enjoy life to the fullest
  • Stay fit and healthy

In addition,

  • 51% of Americans want to lose weight but only 26% are actually trying
  • 51% percent of people who made a financial resolution felt better off financially a year later, while 38% of people who did not make a financial resolution felt better off.
  • It can take anywhere from 15 to 254 days to form a new habit
  • Mutual goals are more effective.
  • 43% of married people who followed a fitness program by themselves dropped out
  • Only 6 percent of married people who followed the program together dropped out

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