Alcohol is Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow

For millions around the country this New Year, their Resolution will be to take alcohol off the menu. But while you won’t miss the headaches and hangover horrors of the morning after, the taste may be something that it can be impossible to go without. If that is a problem that is putting you off a potential “Dry January”, one brewer may have found the solution.  

One in Three Now Track Their Health and Fitness

The New Year is a time when many look to improve their fitness, and it seems that for a lot of people, wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit or Garmin are the key to their exercise regimes.

A recent international GfK survey, conducted online in 16 countries, shows one in three people (33 percent) currently monitor or track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, or via a fitness band, clip, or smartwatch. 

Hottest Adventure Destinations for This New Year

With the New Year being the time when most look to plan a holiday, and January being the month when most travel experiences are sold; perhaps this will be the New Year when you Resolve to do something really adventurous on your travels. When it comes to knowing what’s on the radar for travellers looking for a new and culturally adventurous trip, the experts at G Adventures have their fingers firmly on the global pulse. Here they identify the top 10 destinations for travellers in 2017.

Ready Yourself for New Year Challenges with Holistic Nutrition

The New Year is the time when most of us want to change for the better, but that can be harder to do when you factor in festive excess, the “Winter Blues” and January 1st coming right at the height of the cold and flu season. Leading Holistic Nutritional therapist Elizabeth Montgomery shares with us her top tips on staying healthy this New Year, and giving yourself the best chance of keeping those challenging New Year's Resolutions.

Movies Provide Inspiration for Life Changing New Year’s Resolutions

With millions of people all across the country using today to come up with the New Year’s Resolutions that encompass all of their hopes and dreams; it seems that most will be drawing inspiration from the nation’s love of movies. Researchers studied 2,000 adults in the UK and revealed the average Briton now watches four films a week on average –  a staggering 208 every year, and according to the report, these films trigger a host of changes in our lives, including around the world trips, changes in careers – even ending relationships.

Increase the Staying Power of Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions have a bad reputation – probably because many people have a few thoughts about what they might do and call them resolutions when they are not really resolved at all.

The good news is that research shows that when people make real resolutions, around 40% are still on track 6 months later. That’s probably a higher proportion than most people think.

So how do you give yourself the best chance of being in that 40% who are maintaining or getting closer to their goal?

Have You Made a Real Resolution?

One in Three Ready for New Year Creative Career

Every year millions of Britons resolve to make a change in their work situation, with finding a new job one of the top New Year’s Resolutions. But new research has shown that over a third of us are ready to log off from their desk-bound jobs entirely and launch a creative career.

A study of 2,000 UK adults shows 35 per cent want to study subjects such as photography, music and interior design – rather than carry on with their existing roles. In fact, if money were no object eight in 10 people would leave their jobs immediately to pursue a fine craft profession.

A Souper Way to Start the New Year

As the hangover from the Christmas season begins to subside, it’s no surprise the nation’s focus is back to wellbeing, with more than half of Brits (54%) planning to eat more healthily. Every year sees Britons embrace a number of health food trends, from spiralizing to sprouting, juicing to fermenting – however the one to pay attention to is ‘souping’, according to research by Knorr.

Nearly Half of Britons Too Unfit to Run for Bus

If your fitness is a concern this New Year, then you are far from alone. Almost half of women (48%) have confessed to being so unfit they would get out of breath running for the bus, according to new statistics released by the British Heart Foundation.

Resolve to Show you Care This New Year

While the New Year is generally a time when many Resolve to improve themselves, it can be equally as important to use the New Year to demonstrate to those close to you that you still care about them. Cooking someone’s favourite meal, making them a cup of tea without being asked – and watching a TV show or film you hate but know they enjoy are among the top ways to show you care, a study has found.


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