What are your New Year's resolutions? Every year starting just after Christmas you begin to get the question. According to a recent survey, 48% of people state that they are likely to make some New Year's resolutions. Of the unlimited number of resolutions one could make, to "lose weight" was the leading vote getter among people who said they'd probably make a resolution, cited by 22 percent of the women and 16 percent of the men. This outpaced "stop smoking", "get a better job" and even "be a better person".
So, as a society we are more likely to set a resolution to "lose weight" than to "be a better person". That is pretty telling about how much we want to, and need to, get in better shape. Unfortunately, for most they don't follow through consistently throughout the year and it turn don't get the results that they had resolved to get. So, why do we set the resolutions in the first place?