Local Health News | Top Ten New Years Resolutions for Brits! | Andover & VillagesNEW YEAR is considered a fresh start for many, and Brits are vowing to make the most of this by setting resolutions for the New Year.

A survey of 1,016 UK adults, carried out by personal trading course provider Beabetteryoucourses.co.uk, revealed that 78% of Brits will set New Year resolutions for 2017. The data found almost half (48%) of Brits want to exercise more to kick off 2017 on a healthy high with 38% saying they would like to join the gym.

45% of adventurous Brits cite travelling more as one of their New Year resolutions. The survey found 39% want to be better at managing their money and vow to save more in 2017. Surprisingly, 68% of Brits confessed they were unable to stick to their New Year resolutions in 2016, yet this has not discouraged them from trying again for 2017.

Simon Bubb, managing director of Be A Better You Courses, said: “New Year for many represents a fresh new start and this is the perfect time to set goals after the festive season for the next 12 months.

“It’s great to see that so many have not been discouraged by previous efforts to stick to their resolutions set in previous years, vowing to try again starting from January.

“My advice for Brits who are pledging to set resolutions would be to set realistic goals and track progress monthly. Those who plan to get fit and lose weight should review their progress each month rather than aiming for one end of year goal.

“For Brits who are looking to change career, take small steps to research the new industry they are keen to work in and review how they can make that change by enrolling on to a course or taking up work experience.”

The research revealed that women are more likely to set resolutions for the New Year (71%) compared to 58% of men.

Be A Better You is the UK’s number one personal trainer course provider, and offers REPs accredited personal trainer courses and fitness instructor courses around the country, as well as online at www.beabetteryoucourses.co.uk.

Top 10 News Year’s resolutions set for 2017

1. Exercise more 48%

2. Travel more 45%

3. Be better with money 39%

4. Change career 34%

5. Buy a house 30%

6. Give up smoking 29%

7. Start own business 25%

8. Socialise more 22%

9. Learn new language 20%

10. Be more charitable 18%

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