Did you know... According to a ComRes poll for Bupa, the most common New Year's resolutions are either to lose weight (35%) or get fitter (33%).
Approx. 4.5 million adults in the UK (7% of the population) have a gym membership, with 12-18% of all gym memberships starting in January and then steadily declining throughout the year. Unfortunately around half of the population won’t stick to these resolutions, with reportedly 80% lasting less than 3 months!
What this means is that redundant gym memberships actually outweigh active memberships, with only 1 in 10 people in England going at least once a month, according to Sport England. That’s a lot of money down the drain!
So what can we do about this? A study by Vitabiotics suggests that although having something to aim for such as losing weight can motivate you to exercise, it is also easy to lose interest. A better solution is to aim for a more long-term, permanent lifestyle change rather than short-lived bursts of working out and healthy eating. Nutrients such as iron have been shown to boost energy levels and reduce fatigue to help you when you’re lacking motivation.