Want to Succeed at Your New Year’s Resolution? Here Are 5 Rules


Experts share science-backed tips for making this the year you achieve your healthy-living goals.

It’s that time of year again: when you hear countless stats on how bad Americans are at keeping New Year’s resolutions. But, if you’ve ever made a resolution, you probably don’t need any reminder there.

FYI, 36 percent of resolution-makers give up by the end of January, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it.)

However, it turns out that it’s not us that’s the problem. It’s our resolutions, according to study author John Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and author of “Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions.” Here, we explore how to set the right resolution – and finally achieve it – in the coming year.

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Source: U.S. News & World Report – Health | K. Aleisha Fetters