Did you make a new year's resolution for 2017?
Fitness and nutrition are the top priorities for Canadians this year, according to a national Ipsos survey. More than half of us say we're "motivated to improve quality of life" by working out more and eating better.
Ipsos also polled over 1000 members of "GoodLife Fitness" who indicated the motivation of a new year's resolution is good but it's just a start. Long term gym members say consistency and commitment are also essential. Interesting, when asked what they attribute their success to, the top answer was "working out makes people feel good".
The stats show 75% of us stick to our resolutions in January but only 46% make it past six months. 39% of people in their 20's will achieve their resolution this year but only 14% of people over 50 years of age will achieve theirs.
Many experts are also telling us to "liven up our lifestyle", saying "professional growth is good but your personal life requires attention too. Strike a balance."
I've noticed people in their 20's seem to have that figured out.