Resolve to be healthier — and stick with it

Nick English

January is always the busiest time of the year for gyms — some even call it the industry’s Black Friday. After a holiday season of eating, drinking, and being merry (often in excess), many gyms see 25 percent more members join in January than at any other time of the year.

Unfortunately, the enthusiasm is often short-lived and gym attendance is usually back to resolution-forgotten levels by mid-February.

Most people will break their resolutions before the year is out and a third won’t even make it to the end of January. But you don’t need superpowers or an iron will to commit to getting fit and fabulous this year.

Whether your goal is to do 10 push-ups, run a marathon, or to just take the stairs more often, experts say there are things you can do now — while your goals are fresh in your mind and motivations are high — to increase your chances of success. Continued.