ASK MR. PEDOMETER & FRIENDS
Originally Published: Jan 3, 2018
Q: Mr. Pedometer, am I the only adult who never makes New Year’s Resolutions? Why bother?
A: New Year’s Resolutions are just another name for goals. Some people say failing to set goals is like starting to drive your car with no destination in mind: How will you know when you arrive?
Having said that, I will acknowledge that you certainly are not alone in passing up January as goal-setting time. The East Bay News devoted an entire page to the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions. I was surprised to read that, according to a poll conducted by the Marist College Institute of Public Opinion, “The majority of Americans (56%) did not make New Year’s Resolutions.”
Of those who did, the survey found these to be the top four:
- Be a better person (12%)
- Lose weight (12%)
- Exercise more (9%)
- Eat Healthier (9%)
Mr. Pedometer would note that if you carry out the last two, you likely will have accomplished the first one. (-;
EAT RIGHT, MOVE MORE, BE WELL.