It’s the end of the year and as we look to 2017, many us will follow the tradition of ‘New Year, New Me’ and make new year’s resolutions. According to data from a 2015 January Nielsen survey, health and wellness topped the list with ‘staying fit and healthy’ (37%) and losing weight (32%) as the most popular resolutions.*
But let’s get real folks, most of us will not stick with our resolutions past January. And by most of us, I mean just 8% of people achieve their resolutions.** Those are really crappy odds. Why is the success rate so low? Psychologists say that we tend to shoot for moon and make highly unrealistic goals essentially setting ourselves up for failure. Setting ambitious goals can be fun and inspiring at first, but can be daunting to actually stick with.
Step One: Set Your Goal
If you are one of those 67% of people who will have a fitness or wellness New Year’s resolution this year, consider a change that you’ll actually stick to. For example, instead of saying you want to lose weight (come on dude, classic), make it your goal to get 60 minutes of activity in a day, lose 1 pound a week, or if you just got a fitness tracker for the holidays, to slowly increase your step goal by 500 every week (oh, ahh that is more interesting).
“I bought Cubii for my husband several months ago and he absolutely loves it! Which is remarkable by itself – we have several pieces of cardio equipment in our house, and he doesn’t like any of them. I have to say he NEVER works out! That is why Cubii was my very last try – I was hoping that Cubii is going to work for him. My husband has some problems with his knee and Cubii is so great, that it allows him to get his cardio without putting pressure on it. And the most important that he feels great after as well! According to my husband, another great thing about Cubii that it really helps him to concentrate while he answers his emails, or writes on his computer. Absolutely great piece of equipment! I’m so glad that I gave it a try!!!” ML, Amazon review
Step Two: Keep Yourself Accountable
Great now that you have your resolution, next step: how do you keep yourself motivated to actually achieve it. Technology to the rescue! We spend more than 30 hours per month using apps so it’s no surprise that 34% of Americans say they plan to use their smartphone app to help them support their health goals and 31% plan on using a calorie tracker.*
Step Three: Dang Now You Actually Have To Try
The honeymoon phase of setting your resolution, buying the accessories and clothes and downloading your apps is over. It’s time to get exercising. While some will flock to the gym this month, sign up for a membership and then stop going in February, others are finding ways to exercise where they spend most of their day: trapped behind a desk. Cubii is a fitness routine you will actually stick to because you literally burn calories while sitting on your bum. It’s the easiest workout ever. Exercise while answering emails, on a conference call, analyzing reports or binging Shameless. Keep yourself motivated and accountable by downloading our app to track your workouts. Oh and best part, Cubii is a secret weapon to achieving your daily step goal because it syncs with Fitbit.
Cubii Story: With the help of Cubii, Michelle went from 5 miles to 10 miles of activity a day:
So if you’re hoping to achieve your new year’s resolutions in 2017, make your lose weight and staying fit and healthy goals both simple and tangible.