Checking In with Your New Year's Resolution

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Why do New Year's Resolutions often fail?
Air Date: 9/1/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Parr, PhD
Brian Parr Brian Parr, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken where he teaches undergraduate courses in exercise physiology, research methods, nutrition, and health behaviors. He also conducts research in physical activity and weight control.

Dr. Parr is an ACSM member and an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Dr. Parr writes a weekly Health & Fitness column for a local newspaper and is a regular contributor to magazines, websites, and professional publications.
Checking In with Your New Year's Resolution
Research suggests that by eight months after New Year's Day, over half of you who made New Year's resolutions have either lost momentum, or have completely given up.

In fact, research says that only eight percent of you will reach your goal.

Why is that?

Usually the most common resolutions are to quit smoking, lose weight, and get into a fitness routine.

But, these are some of the most difficult resolutions to follow.

The reason is because you have to make significant lifestyle modifications that you may not be ready for. Some also set unrealistic goals or take on too much at once.

If you've lost sight of your resolution, you don't need to wait until January 1 to start all over again.

Why not give yourself a second chance on your New Year's Resolution?

Brian Parr, PhD, shares why you don't need to wait until January for a second chance at your New Year's resolution.