A third of New Year's resolvers make weight loss their primary goal, and about 15% aim to begin an exercise programme.
If you’re one of these people then take heart - your objective is a noble one and Kevin Auton, founder of Activ8rlives is here to help.
Studies have shown that from mid-November to early January, people gain an average of half a kilogram each.
Men gain slightly more - around 900 grams each - while women gain about 500 grams apiece. Half a kilo may not sound so bad, but studies have found that on average, people will gain about one kilogram each year and keep it on. This phenomenon has been called ‘weight creep’.
It is tough to keep our resolutions and a promise made in haste when we feel guilty after Christmas can quickly be forgotten once we resume our normal routine in January.
Auton suggests some simple and small steps to help us achieve realistic goals this year.