Today marks the first day of 2013. And with that comes resolutions, or a clean slate, to start over and achieve something you didn't the previous year.
More so, there are stories that gym memberships boom this time of year. According to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) website, 35.7 percent of adults - or one third of Americans - are obese. The CDC also cites that medical costs associated with obesity was around $147 billion in 2008.
So yes, we're sure that losing weight is a top New Year's goal. But what about the others?
Well, according to USA.gov, the "U.S. government's official web portal" for information, there are 13 popular New Year's resolutions this year.
In no particular order, they are:
- Drink less alcohol
- Eat healthier
- Get a better education
- Get a better job
- Get fit
- Lose weight
- Manage debt
- Manage stress
- Quit smoking
- Reduce, reuse and recycle
- Save more money
- Take a trip
While we think some of the above are cut from the same cloth (i.e. - "lose weight" and "get fit"), we think this pretty much sums up what the masses hope to achieve in 2013.
If you'd like, post a comment below and share what your New Year's resolution is this year.