Countdown to New Year’s Has Begun
New Year’s Eve ranks as the 6th most favorite Holiday among Americans. An estimated 92% of US adults celebrate the Holiday, and about 70% of Americans plan to stay up past Midnight as they welcome the New Year.
Cities around the world hold public celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of New Year’s revelers, with the Ball drop in Times Square attracting more than 1-M on lookers each year.
New Year’s Eve is 1 of the biggest party nights of the year.
About 50% of all adults celebrating the Holiday spend it with people other than family, and 20% of adults spend the night at a restaurant, bar, club, or other establishment.
An estimated 54% of drinking Americans 21 anni and older plan on consuming liquor on New Year’s Eve, the most of any Holiday, and viewership of the “hangover” Wikipedia page increases more than 4X on 1 January from the year-round daily average.
New Year’s Eve is also a time for Reflection.
People the world over reflect on the events of the past 12 months and goals for the coming year.
Some 41% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions, which typically revolve around healthy eating, weight loss, self improvement, financial health, and quitting smoking.
While many Americans attempt to make good on their Resolutions early in the year, just 1 in 10 Americans believe they have been successful in achieving their New Year’s goals.
Here is how to beat those odds
The New Year is a time for resolutions, but change can be and for many very challenging.
To help turn this New Year’s resolutions into a permanent lifestyle I will providing 1 health tip daily in our Health Section in January.
The Big Q: Why?
The Big A: Because: The most complex tasks can be made easy when 1 step is taken at a time.
Keeping your eyes focused on a target in the distance while walking makes you walk faster and makes the distance seem shorter, according to research published in Motivation and Emotion.
Study author Emily Balcetis, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at New York University, said in a press release: “People are less interested in exercise if physical activity seems daunting, which can happen when distances to be walked appear quite long … These findings indicate that narrowly focusing visual attention on a specific target, like a building a few blocks ahead, rather than looking around your surroundings, makes that distance appear shorter, helps you walk faster and also makes exercising seem easier.”
Have a Happy New Year!
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