New year fitness resolution not gets fulfilled by around 82 percent of people

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 10 January 2017, 12:32 AM
New year fitness resolution not gets fulfilled by around 82 percent of people
New year fitness resolution not gets fulfilled by around 82 percent of people

Approximately 82 percent of the people did not stick to their New Year fitness resolution in 2016 for more than a week, a study has revealed.

Findings by mobile health and fitness company HealthifyMe indicated that approximately 82 percent of the people did not stick to their New Year fitness resolution in 2016 for more than a week on the app. In fact, global trends suggest that only 8 percent of such resolutions are ever achieved.

Gymnasiums and fitness centres across the country receive the most memberships in the first week of the year.  When the New Year buzz dies down, most people lose interest and motivation to continue with their fitness regime.

To tackle this problem and to encourage people to stick to their fitness goals, HealthifyMe has launched a campaign called #NewYearRevolution which proposes saying no to short-lived resolutions and instead focuses on a long-term fitness revolution.

Habit formation is the single most important factor in achieving your resolution outcomes. As per research, it takes 21 days of repetitive behaviour to form a habit.

HealthifyMe claims that early indicators are looking positive. “More than 34 percent of users who took their resolutions on January 1 are still following it strongly. This is nearly double of what we saw last year,” said Tushar Vashisht, Co-founder & CEO, HealthifyMe.

“Keeping the goal achievable in the form of a 21-day plan and enhancing social gamification seems to be doing the trick,” he said.

HealthifyMe is health & fitness app that combines power of technology with real human services to deliver measurable impact on eating habits, fitness and weight. 

First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:16 AM
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