Six Steps to Success with your new Year's Resolution.

Chris Hitchins Physiotherapist and Exercise Scientist at Forge West End


According to a YouGov Poll, the top 2 New Years Resolutions for 2018 will be to ‘Eat Healthier’ and ‘Exercise more’. But we didn’t need a poll to tell us that. Come January 1, we see the local gyms turn from eerily quiet, into a bustling hive of enthusiasm, full of people eager to make good on their new year’s resolutions. Yet almost inevitably, the buzz settles, and the gyms return to normal as many give up on their resolutions.

There’s a range of reasons why people give up; from ill-defined goals, over-doing it at the start, external factors or simply a lack of motivation.

To combat this, I have listed my six steps to success for your New Year’s Resolution.


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1. Set Goals.

This is something many have heard repeatedly, but it never loses value. Set SMART goals.

  • S - Specific. A clearly defined goal.

  • M - Measurable. Make sure that you can measure your prog