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How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolution of Getting Healthy

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New Years Resolutions

If finally getting fit and healthy is top of your resolutions for 2018, then we've got the advice to keep you motivated...

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that eating healthier, losing weight, and getting into shape are the most popular New Year´s resolutions every year. In fact, in 2016, the term “get healthy” was searched for on Google 62,776,640 times from January through to October.

It´s probably not surprising either to hear that, according to US News, 80% of New Year´s resolutions are broken by the second week of February.

Why People Break Their Resolutions

The main reason so many people abandon their resolutions is that their goals were not specific, not realistic (i.e. overly ambitious), or not sustainable.

According to psychology lecturer at the University of Derby Online Learning, Philip Clarke, perhaps the biggest mistake people make is that, while they´re able to identify what they´d like to achieve, they don´t think about how they can achieve their goals.

Good Intentions

When it comes weight loss and fitness goals for the new year, gym memberships soar in January. According to US fitness chain Gold’s Gym, there is a 40% increase in gym memberships between December and January every year.

In 2016, there was a 315% increase in Google searches from just the year before for the term ‘gym´.

The problem is that while people´s intentions are good and they may go to the gym several times during the Christmas holidays, they soon stop going altogether once they resume their normal routines such when returning to work.

Again, while people may know their end goal, they don´t know how to achieve it.

Make Your Goals Work for You

The key to sticking to your New Year´s resolution of becoming fitter and healthier is to set up habits and routines which you can stick to and which work for you.

Maybe you work long hours or need to pick up your kids from school in the afternoon. With a busy schedule, joining a gym and hoping to go multiple times a week may not be something you can actually do easily.

So, when it comes to how, a better alternative could be purchasing some basic gym equipment and setting up a modest home gym.

A home gym may give you the flexibility you need. For example, if your work schedule or work hours vary each week, a home gym would allow you to work out when it´s convenient for you. This way, working out is more realistic and sustainable as you´re able to make it work with your schedule.

Additionally, working out at home may be more motivational than trying to crawl out of bed and stepping out into the cold in the early hours of the morning.

Get Fit Today

So, if your goal is to lose weight, get into shape, and eat healthier, the best time to start is today. No more excuses, no more delays.

At Ferratum Money, we encourage people to strive for their best and to be the best versions of themselves.

We provide short-term loans to those who seek to live life to the fullest. So, if setting up a home gym is something you want to do to help you get fitter, stronger and healthier, our online loans are the quickest and most easily accessible way to make things happen. Today.

It takes just minutes to complete an application through our website. No paperwork, no appointments, and no waiting in line. Applications are non-binding, and you receive a decision within minutes.

Be your best self, today.

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