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More people to stick to New Year's resolutions






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The year 2016 will be a good one for people to keep their New Year's resolutions. These are the promises we make to lose weight, save money, etc. About half of all adults make resolutions but fewer than 10 per cent keep them. Many people make goals in January but give up by February. Many people give up because their resolutions are too hard. People think it is easy to change their behaviour, but many habits are difficult to change.

The top resolution for 2016 was to live life to the fullest. Nearly half of people who took a survey said this would be one of their goals. The second most popular resolution was to live a healthier lifestyle. Losing weight was third on the list and spending more time with family and friends was fourth. Young people made more resolutions than older people. Those aged 18-34 made an average of three resolutions for 2016, while older people made two.

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