Jan 08, 2015 6:00 AM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? While 92 percent of people who set resolutions do not achieve them, you can be among the 8 percent who do. Here’s how.

It’s no surprise that the No. 1 resolution for Americans is to lose weight. But most fall short. The reason? People set vague or unrealistic resolutions, setting themselves up for failure. “Instead, set measurable and attainable goals to help you achieve your resolution,” says Rick Henriksen, MD, a family doctor at University of Utah Health. “For example, if your resolution is to lose weight, set goals to exercise for 30 minutes five days a week and cut fast food out of your diet. These small and measurable goals will help you achieve your resolution.” 

Need Help Losing Weight?

University of Utah Health offers individualized weight loss programs. Specialists evaluate your diet, exercise and lifestyle, then create a plan that’s right for you. 

diet weight loss

comments powered by Disqus

Sign Up for Weekly Health Updates

Get weekly emails of the latest news from HealthFeed.

For Patients

Find a doctor or location close to you so you can get the health care you need, when you need it