Dr Michael Mosley: Tackling health concerns remains a top priority for the majority of Britons As we usher in a New Year, and in this case, a new decade, many of us will take a look at our lives and see if, possibly, there is room for improvement. And tackling health concerns remains a top priority for the majority of Britons. But are New Year’s resolutions a good idea? Sceptics often say they are a waste of time – because we usually fail to keep them. But contrary to this perception, one of the few scientific studies that looked at the subject came to a very positive conclusion. Researchers in the US recruited 159 people who had made a resolution to lose weight, quit smoking or exercise more, and 123 who had similar goals but hadn’t yet made a firm resolution to change. Six months later they checked up on them. Perhaps surprisingly, almost half of the firm resolvers had been successful in achieving at least part of their goal, compared with just four per cent of the non-resolvers. Another myth is that we have to be ‘realistic’, and make small, manageable changes in order to stick to them. Again,… Read full this story
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