Resolutions: What people want to improve in 2017

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People are making resolutions for the New Year and, according to statistics, most are already lagging behind for various reasons. One of the biggest problems with not reaching the goals healthy-minded individuals set is how they define their objectives.

The most popular resolution based on Google searches, which were pulled by my client iQuanti, a data-driven digital marketing company, make help you understand what others do, so you don’t make the same mistake.

For 25 ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions, click here

How people's resolutions changed?

The biggest desire is to get healthy – more and more people try to improve their overall well-being. In fact, there is a 13.77 percent increase in Google searches regarding the issue. More than 62 million Americans have this goal but most will fail if they don’t specify what “healthy” means to them personally.

 

New Year's Themes

January - October 2015 Total Searches

January - October 2016 Total Searches

YoY Comparison

Get Healthy

          55,177,290

          62,776,640

13.77%

Get Organized

          35,888,700

          33,230,420

-7.41%

Learn New Hobbies

          16,652,950

          17,438,670

4.72%

Live Life To The Fullest

          16,782,030

          18,970,210

13.04%

Read More

  5,029,790

            4,746,560

-5.63%

Spend Less/ Save More Money

          13,539,500

          15,905,290

17.47%

Travel

  6,013,550

            5,964,130

-0.82%

Grand Total

        149,083,810

        159,031,920

6.67%

One aim that doesn’t directly have anything to do with health is learning new hobbies. About 17.5 million people, or 4.72 percent more people than 2015, want to keep their mind challenged. This is a natural habit that will help keep you young. Recent research has found that brain age decreases by 0.95 years for each year of education.

Objectives related to diet are still the king of resolutions, but an interesting trend is emerging – there is a slight increase in the number of nutrition-related searches between 2015 and 2016 whereas the number of searches that have to do with fitness have more than doubled from 4.8 million to almost 10 million.

For 17 tips to keep your fitness resolutions in 2017, click here

People seem to be realizing that being physically fit has a lot to do with how often and how effectively they are moving their bodies. The ratio between quality food and exercises when it comes to getting and staying fit is 80:20.

Nutrition trends are changing as well. The paleo diet seems to be a fad; many are returning to the low-carb eating plans that were so popular a few years ago. The most significant difference is in people researching apple cider vinegar – there is increase of more than 50 percent.  

Diets

Sum of January - October 2015

Sum of January - October 2016

YoY Comparison

Lose Weight Fast

                 18,277,350

           18,517,910

1.32%

Gluten Free

                   8,736,180

             9,166,120

4.92%

Paleo

                   7,880,030

             6,942,340

-11.90%

Apple Cider Vinegar

                   4,238,170

             6,368,940

50.28%

Low Carb

                   2,225,450

             2,568,440

15.41%

Meditteranean

                   1,345,500

             1,381,000

2.64%

Diabetic

                      983,000

             1,080,500

9.92%

Cayenne Pepper

                      683,230

873,390

27.83%

Vegan

                      680,500

762,500

12.05%

Healthy

                      689,880

724,160

4.97%

Liquids

                      671,200

719,900

7.26%

Raw Foods

                      581,540

533,620

-8.24%

Low Calorie

461,990

512,010

10.83%

Low Fat

                      307,090

324,090

5.54%

Detox

                      516,200

 311,800

-39.60%

Fasting

                      206,400

 292,700

41.81%

Low Cholesterol

                      223,600

 266,100

19.01%

Master Cleanse

                      262,600

 229,900

-12.45%

High Protein

                      194,100

 219,500

13.09%

High Fiber

                      151,500

 165,000

8.91%

When it comes to living life to the fullest, what people are most interested in is dating, relieving stress, work-life balance, and personal development.

More readings:

26 Health Resolutions Doctors Want You to Keep in 2017

Ditch the Diet Resolutions and Do These Instead

15 Beauty Resolutions to Make for 2017 (That You’ll Actually Want to Keep)

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