Weight-loss and healthy lifestyles are top New Year's resolutions, but many fall off too soon

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The new year is just days away and many of you are already thinking about sticking to resolutions like losing weight and eating healthier.

Studies show 92% of people fail at those goals and only 8% succeed.

According to wallethub.com, 70% of the U.S population aged 15 and older is overweight or obese.

Columbus does not fare well on sticking to New Year's resolutions either.

Wallet-hub placed the Fountain City at spot number 168 on their list of cities to fail at keeping at New Year's resolutions.

This time next week, gyms will be packed with people trying to make a change for a heartier lifestyle.

Fitness and wellness experts say it all starts with mindset."Your motivation does very well with repetition and consistency, consistency beats intensity. You don't have to go into the gym and kill yourself every single day" said Dr. Kelly Baez of Fit-Shrink Weight-loss and Wellness.

"I want to be healthy, I want to spend time with my kids. I want to be around for my grandkids. Just stay after it and stay positive." said Allen Warner, owner of Anytime Fitness Schomburg Rd.

There are many ways to stay active in Columbus like walking along the river walk, walking around the office or joining a local gym.

Experts also say that sticking with these goals goes beyond that number on the scale. It will help maintain healthy vital signs you need to stay alive.

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