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Brits drop fitness resolutions after two weeks

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Well-meaning Brits are most likely to drop their New Year's fitness resolutions after two weeks, t3.com reports.

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Well-meaning Brits are most likely to drop their New Year's fitness resolutions after two weeks, t3.com reports. While millions of people around the world pledge to get more exercise every year, a study from fitness tracking app, Endomondo has revealed that the UK's good intentions are the first to fade. Statistics show that while take-up of fitness regimes was most prevalent among British people, 'the commitment quickly dropped after just two weeks'. In detail, the number of workouts taking place in the week after Christmas doubled but a quarter had dropped out by the following week.  One of the main reasons that Brits don't get enough exercise is that they 'don't have the time' or are simply too tired to venture outside at the end of a long day. This, however, is no excuse when you can do exercise at home, working out either via a fitness DVD, Wii Fit or in the garden gym. In fact, many people have transformed their gardens into 'extra rooms', creating external fitness studios of sorts. Another reason is that people often set unachievable, rigid goals and when these fail, motivation does too. Fitness coach, Patty Peoples advises people to be realistic and start slowly, eventually building up to a more intense workout. "Be patient," she told redlandsdailyfacts.com. "You cannot rush a fitness regime." Endomondo's survey found that users in Poland, Norway and the US topped the poll, with commitment to the cause remaining high. Workouts in Norway remained twice as high.

Author:

Elizabeth Smythe

28th February 2013