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What Motivates Men and Women on Resolutions


By USDR

It’s that time again, and according to a new Zero Regrets survey by Red Bull with Harris Interactive, while improving overall health continues to remain a top New Year’s Resolution priority for women 25-49 (44%) and men 25-49 (31%), their bucket lists indicate an interest in professional development (74% plan to ask for a raise/promotion at work), love (65% want to date more and 54% want to propose/get married) and personal growth (87% want to travel more, half want to learn how to play a musical instrument).

Both men and women admitted that only 12% of them stand a 100% chance of keeping their resolutions, but just shy of half give themselves a 76% or greater chance of keeping them (42% of men/39% of women).

The survey results found: Males Vs. Females:
40% of males and 48% of females surveyed plan to make New Year’s Resolutions.
95% of males and 98% of females who are making resolutions have a top priority resolution. For 31% of men, that top priority is improving their overall health with 23% going more specific with weight loss.
For women, 44% say their top priority is to improve their overall health, with 22% choosing weight loss.

Inspiration:
Women (55%) are more likely then men (32%) to be inspired by the pure satisfaction of accomplishing their goals.
Men (27%) are more likely than women (15%) to be inspired by a monetary reward). Support from a significant other is another resource for women (19%) and men (26%).

Bucket List:
The travel bug is rampant: 89% of men/86% of women surveyed are interested in traveling more.
Attention bosses: 72% of men/75% of women plan to ask for a raise or promotion at work.

Calling on Cupid:
68% of men/61% of women are interested in dating/dating more.
Put a Ring on It: 50% of men/57% of women are interested in proposing/getting married.
Musical: 55% of men/45% of women are interested in learning how to play an instrument.
Go Climb a Mountain: 46% of men/37% of women are interested in climbing a mountain.
Get Active: 41% of men/36% of women are interested in completing a competitive race.
Surf’s Up: 39% of men/27% of women are interested in learning to surf or snowboard.
Sky High: 41% of men/21% of women are interested in learning to skydive in 2014.

What Are The Chances?
42% of males who are making resolutions say there is a 76% chance or greater that they’ll keep any of their resolutions.
39% of females who are making resolutions say there is a 76% chance or greater that they’ll keep any of their resolutions.
Only 12% of both women and men say there is a 100% chance they will keep their resolutions.


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6 New Year resolutions every woman must keep
By Team AAW

‘I want to quit smoking this year, I will exercise daily’
Most New Year’s resolutions are a tad boring and often broken. Yes do stop smoking and hit that treadmill but here are a few resolutions that will help you grow as a person.

Learn something new
Learn that language you have wanted for years or try to pick a new hobby. Many of us stop trying new things and limit ourselves to a few boring interests, widen your hobbies. You are never too old or too learned to learn a new thing.

Call often
We rely too much on others to know the well being of our loved ones. Pick up your phone and call that friend you have lost touch with. Facebook can never bridge gaps the way a phone call can. You will feel happier with yourself.

Try a new cuisine
How long do you wait to try food which is outside your comfort zone? Skip the butter chicken, roti combo and try some sushi or French food for dinner.

Read
Reading can be enlightening and entertaining. Pick up a light book and inculcate the habit of reading. Though this takes time once you get used to reading it becomes addictive.

End toxic relationships
Life is too short to waste it on complicated and broken relationships. Stay away from the toxic ex or jealous friend and return some peace & simplicity to your life.

Love your body
Many of us abuse our bodes by eating the wrong food or dieting to an extreme and often we forget to love our body. The best way is to feel confident about your body, fat or thin!


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Health Resolutions Men Shouldn’t Miss Out on This New Year
by Diane L

Most New Year resolutions for men are about losing weight and building muscles.
But are they really about achieving holistic well-being? Losing a few kilos/pounds or having flaunt-worthy muscles can make you look good. But they do not necessarily ensure good immunity and overall health.
Men have a lot to handle, from physical workload to financial woes, workplace targets, and everyday stress.
Relevant wellness goals can keep you ahead of all factors, so make sure you have health resolutions this New Year. Here are the ones you shouldn’t miss out on.

Drink more water
Men seldom count the glasses of water they drink but should start tracking them this year onward.
Hydration enhances digestive health, supports healthy kidney function, and detoxifies your body.
Further, it bolsters your fitness goals by keeping your joints lubricated and boosting muscle recovery after strenuous workouts. You can make conscious efforts to increase your intake by carrying a bottle in your gym bag or placing it on the work desk.
Load up on water-rich fruits and vegetables and drink herbal teas to stay hydrated. Drinking water for your health should be at the top of your list of resolutions this New Year.

Make healthy cooking easy
Healthy cooking shouldn’t be a challenge for busy men. You may find it easier to munch on a bag of chips or cookies in the middle of a busy workday. But switching to salads and sprouts will keep you on top of your health goals. This year, you must commit to eating more raw foods and skipping processed ones.
Healthy cooking can be easy if you think creatively. Look for healthy sugar and fat alternatives and fill your refrigerator with chopped fruits and veggies.

Beat health issues with regular screening
If you are over forty, you must take a proactive approach with regular health screenings. Doctors recommend male health checks for younger men, too, so get your list and start the New Year with a proactive approach.
Typically, these tests help spot early signs of high cholesterol, hypertension, vascular disease, and cancers. Timely detection and treatment can be life-saving, making it a resolution worth keeping.

Ditch unhealthy habits
Men are susceptible to unhealthy habits like smoking and alcoholism, and quitting them is on their resolution checklist every year. But get more committed to ditching these habits this New Year and stick with the goal.
Smoking is harmful to the lungs, making it a priority in pandemic times. Alcohol can lower immunity, which is a good reason to quit it right now. Giving up sounds like a challenge, but a commitment to good health can keep you strong.

Dedicate time to mental health
Another resolution worth making this New Year is to go the extra mile with mental well-being. Men often take it frivolously, although they need to be extra conscious about stress management.
Opt for natural measures like meditation, deep breathing, and yoga. Staying on top of your regular fitness schedules will also help as exercise stimulates the release of feel-good hormones.

This year’s New Year resolutions list can be a bit longer, but it is worth doing. Make sure you stick with them, and you will be a healthier and happier person.

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