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01st Jan 2013

Running, Detoxing and Shopping: The Most Popular Resolutions Are…

Will you be making any resolutions for the year ahead?

The first of January usually means two things: having a lazy day because you feel a bit ‘fragile’ after the night before and contemplating those annual promises we make to ourselves. You know, resolutions – those things.

So what will you be trying to achieve for 2013? According to a new survey, during the month of January we swear off anything and everything. From shopping to smoking – nothing is safe when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.

The survey, which was conducted by a weight loss website, revealed that giving up smoking ranks in third place when it comes to giving up stuff for the New Year. However, while most smokers set out with the best intentions, only 15 per cent manage to remain cigarette free by the time June rolls around.

Drinking less alcohol is the second most popular promise for 2013, with many people choosing to have one final hurrah in terms of alcohol consumption on New Year’s Eve.

What resolutions do you have for 2013?

Unsurprisingly, the number one resolution for this year also happens to be the most common of them all. The people questioned as part of the survey stated that losing weight and exercising more was top of their list when it came to making New Year’s resolutions.

While most people admitted that they would be joining a gym this month, the survey also revealed that 60 per cent of all gym memberships will go unused and attendance usually returns to normal by mid-February after a spike in popularity for the first three weeks of January.

We have to ask – do you have any resolutions lined up for 2013?