Now that Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is looming around the corner, it is time to consider your family’s New Year resolutions. Part of these should be ways to help your family stay fit well after the holidays are over.
Think about it, did your 2014 resolutions hit their mark? In order to be successful, your family should consider what went right and what was wrong with last year’s resolutions and set new ones accordingly for 2015.
According to Blue Goji’s annual health and fitness index, the number of Americans who cited weight loss as their top health resolution for the New Year saw little to no change from last year to this year. This evidence comes bearing an age-old question: When it comes to setting health and fitness goals, can people really change? And if so, what does it take to make these changes?
Blue Goji’s health and fitness index has produced some key findings that reveal certain barriers continue to prevent Americans from achieving their fitness goals. The main reason seems to be that family members can’t seem to commit to working out. The fact remains that:
· 52 percent of Americans report losing weight and exercising as top health resolutions for 2015
· More than 2/3 of consumers did not sustain their health resolutions in 2014 citing boredom or lack of time as the main culprits
In order to devise an easy solution for all family members, it is advised that less is more when it comes to daily exercise. In fact, research proves that fractional exercise (a few five-minute workouts) could prove to be even more effective than one continuous 30-minute workout; easier to fit into busy schedules, too!
Blue Goji wants to present some of their survey data points to show that shorter workouts could potentially be the answer to America’s weight loss woes. It could prove to be the winning workout method in 2015. It has been reported that:
· 84 percent of Americans report that they think they could find 5 minutes to work out a few times each day
· More than half of consumers reported that they would stick to shorter, more effective workouts if four 5-minute workouts were as effective or more effective than one 20-minute workout
Fractional exercise is good for parents and children alike. It is easy to accomplish and can fit in anywhere – even if schedules are tight. Just go to their website to see how you can make 30 minutes of exercise feel like five!