If you have ever started a new diet or a new exercise routine you might have found it incredibly difficult. In fact, you may have even failed at it. But if that’s so, or if you succeeded, then there’s a quick question for you. Did you go it alone?
Apparently, over half of us are likely to fail at diet and exercise if we do it on our own. 53% to be more specific. On the other hand, even having a bit of a support network greatly increases your chance of success; 71% are more likely to follow through with these goals if they have someone to hold them accountable.
This is according to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Nutrisystem, which found that just over 4 in 10 respondents also said they’re more likely to start a healthy habit when partnered with a friend or loved one as opposed to on their own.
It seems that isolation wasn’t an inhibitor, so much as a motivator for getting into healthy habits. 55% shared that hunkering down at home due to COVID-19 was the push they needed to pursue a healthier diet and more active lifestyle.
Other interesting statistics from this survey include; 64% said dieting with a partner has worked for them in the past, 25% said they would make healthy meals and drop them off at a loved ones house to help them achieve goals, 69% have a go-to person in their life for support, 43% said that person is a significant other, 35% said it is a family member they live with.
It looks like if you want to make a change in your life, the best way to go about it is to find yourself someone to help you out.