New year exercise statistics
When it comes to exercise, a vast majority of people normally set exercise goals towards the end or start of the year. This coincides with a general trend, to exercise more when the weather is warmer. If you can establish a good routine during this period, it can be easier to maintain it during the toughest period, which is winter.
What are the Statistics?
A study conducted by YouGov which allowed people to vote multiple times found the most popular goals were:
- Exercise more often (59%)
- Eat healthier food (54%)
- Save money (51%)
- Lose weight (48%)
A study by the IHRSA (International Health & Racquet Sportsclub Association) found that:
- 80% of new members at the gym will quit in the first 5 months
- January has the highest percentage of sign-ups at 12%
- Mid-February is where people begin to fall off their exercise routine
What can you do to help keep you on track?
Although setting a goal is a great start, it is important to add more aspects to your goal to increase your determination to achieve it.
Set specific goals – Trying to make the goal as specific as you can, will help you to be able to measure and track progress.
Set realistic goals – If the goal is too hard, and the progress is too slow, then it can be a deterrent to exercise.
Pick a date – Having a time frame on your goal helps to ensure you continue exercising.
Get expert advice – Getting advice from an Exercise Physiologist who can provide a plan helping you to achieve your goal, and guide you to what type of exercise will work best for you.
The exercise world is vast in options
There are many different exercise options out there, some of these include:
Outdoor – aerobic exercises such as walking, running, cycling, and swimming
Indoor – 1:1 sessions, small group sessions, big class environments
Online – 1:1 sessions, group sessions
At Lilyfield Physio we offer a range of exercise options, specialising in indoor and online exercise.