Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your 2018 Resolutions

Up to 92 percent of Americans are doomed to fail at keeping their New Year’s resolutions
2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions


The most popular resolutions each year are to lose weight, get fit, and stay healthy. If you’re one of the 45 percent of Americans who usually set goals, you certainly want to be among the only 8 percent who actually stick with them. Regardless of what you wish to achieve in 2018, the tips for not giving up are fairly common.[slideshow:103543]

Most resolutions fail by February. First, people get excited about a goal, but then feel overwhelmed when they picture this giant end result. Too many tasks can easily lead to overload and eventual activity-freeze. Some people try to do too much too soon. Then they feel crushed when they fall short of their goal and give up.

Regardless of the actual figure, a high number of people will fail at some point in the process and break the usual resolutions, such as “lose weight,” “save more” and “stress less.”

To determine where Americans are most likely to stick to their goals for 2018, WalletHub considered some of the most popular (and most commonly broken) resolutions to rank more than 180 U.S. cities based on their conduciveness to self-improvement.

In each city, we looked at a total of 52 key metrics, ranging from gyms per capita to income growth to employment outlook.

Click here to see the 10 best and 10 worst cities for keeping New Year’s resolutions

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