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New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day

June 01, 2023

Today is New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day, observed annually on June 1st. It is an opportunity for the 40% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions to reflect on their goals and assess their progress throughout the year, while allowing them to reset their goals if necessary.

People tend to overestimate their ability to be successful at achieving their goals. Over 80% of respondents to a Forbes Health/OnePoll survey said that they felt confident in their ability to reach them. However, historically, only 9% of those who made New Year’s resolutions kept them throughout the year.

Year after year, being healthier is consistently the most common New Year’s resolution. Interestingly, in 2023, people prioritized their mental health and their physical health. In fact, the most common New Year’s resolution for 2023 was improved mental health (45%), followed by improved fitness (39%), weight loss (37%), and improved diet (33%).

Over half (52%) of people plan on using some type of resource to assist them with sticking to their New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. Exercise professionals can serve as an accountability tool for meeting health & fitness goals. They can help clients/members:

Set Realistic Goals: Realistic goals are attainable in the desired timeframe, provide clarity of purpose, and reinforce motivation.
Track Progress: A plan with clear milestones and monitoring progress on achieving milestones keeps engagement and motivation levels high.
Create A Support System: A support system—made up of experts like trainers and coaches as well as family and friends—strengthens motivation to start and maintain a physical activity program.

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