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Day that people most likely to give up their New Year's resolutions

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From getting fit to quitting smoking, many people go into the New Year with several ambitious resolutions .

But a new report indicates that most people don’t stick to their resolutions for very long.

The report, by Strava, suggests that people are most likely to ditch their annual commitment to themselves on January 19.

The fitness app has deemed this date - which is just 17 days away - ‘Quitter’s Day’.

To pinpoint this date, Strava analysed data from 98.3 million uploaded exercise activities.

Gareth Mills from Strava explained: “Millions of us start the new year with the best of intentions, and by crunching the data from Strava's community we hope more of us can get past the motivational hurdles we face in January.

“We know those who exercise in a group exercise 10% longer and 21% further and that the key to long-term success past January is goal setting; 88% of runners are still active six months after setting a goal.”

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, there are several things you can do to make sure you don’t fall victim to ‘Quitter’s Day.’

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, several experts revealed their top tips to make your good intentions last through the year.

If your resolution is to get fit, fitness expert Marvin Burton advises you should get up at the same time at the weekend as you would in the week.

He explained: “Find an extra hour by getting up at the same time at the weekend as you would in the week. And use a planner to organise your week.

“Once you have a visual representation of your commitments in front of you, you can schedule timings for exercise.”

Meanwhile, if you’re trying to stop overeating, Cheryl Lythgoe from Benenden Health suggests that you change your snack choice.

She said: “Very few people will overeat protein, fruit and vegetables, but it’s easy to overeat crisps and biscuits. Be mindful of what is accessible for you to eat in those moments when you feel vulnerable to snacking.”

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