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The Tale of the New Year's Fail

THE TALE OF THE New Year's. 2FAIL Most Americans gain one persistent pound each holiday season. (on average) THAT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A LOT. OR DOES IT? Collectively, Americans will gain That is the equivalent weight of 838 Jumbo Jets 300 MILLION POUNDS ....... THIS HOLIDAY SEASON The problem is... we tend not to lose them, and that pound adds up! For reference, Delta Airlines, the world's largest airline carrier has 751 aircraft in its entire fleet. There are 3,500 CALORIES PER POUND of fat. Assuming 100 calories burned per mile, FOR EACH POUND OF FAT YOU ADD THIS HOLIDAY, YOU'D HAVE TO WALK 35 MILES TO LOSE IT. That would mean for each pound gained, all Americans would need to walk 10.5 BILLION MILES That's equivalent to a 747 circling the globe 421,660 times! TO COVER THIS MILEAGE WE WOULD NEED TO DO SOMETHING DRASTIC. Imagine if everyone walked home for the holidays! IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES CALORIES BURNED BY WALKING 1 MILE TO PUT ON WEIGHT BUT A LONG TIME TO TAKE IT OFF 450 CALORIES Weight in pounds The average number of Speed in MPH 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 250 275 300 calories in a Medium Size 2.0 57 68 80 91 102 114 125 142 156 170 COFFEE Holiday Latte from your favorite barista... 2.5 55 65 76 87 98 109 120 136 150 164 3.0 53 64 74 85 95 106 117 133 146 159 3.5 52 62 73 83 94 104 114 130 143 156 That's 4.5 miles to burn this drink off. 170 127 140 159 175 4.0 57 68 80 91 102 114 125 142 156 4.5 64 76 89 102 115 191 5.5 73 87 102 116 131 145 160 182 200 218 It takes just 8 of these yummy drinks to add one pound of fat. SO WHAT'S THIS COSTING US? Unfortunately, overweight Americans pay out of pocket $1,429* $712 * more for annual health care costs. *on average 42% more than their healthier peers Not So 2/3rds of Americans are not at a healthy body weight. Merry Anymore The amount that Americans forecast they will spend on Christmas gifts this year. If this problem didn't exist, Americans could spend 21.6% more on holiday gifts. ŠO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? Make New Years Resolutions of Course! These are some of the most common... 62 60 46 Calolries 23 Fats Carbs Orotein PERCENT PERCENT PERCENT 0.0 3.8 2.2 Exercise more Eat better Lose weight Which unfortunately doesn't always work... According to a recent telephone survey by TD Ameritrade and Opinion Research Corporation. How long do people generally stick with new exercise programs? DAY 1 DAY 7 DAY 35 Around 40% of people who start a new exercise program quit within 7 weeks. 100 PERCENT I'm totally going to have 6-pack abs by this 68 PERCENT It's really cold out there... But summer! 39 PERCENT Around 70% of people who start a new exercise program quit within 12 weeks. I can't give up. I can do it!!! HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 24,235-245 Source: Armitage, C. (2005). BUŤ IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!: TEAM #FAIL TEAM #WINNING TOP 10 EXCUSES TOP 10 IDEAS *1 1. I don't have time 1. Take stairs instead of the elevator 2. I can't afford it 2. Exercise during commercial breaks 3. I'm too tired 3. Work out in the morning 4. I don't need it 4. Make playing with your kids physical 5. Exercise is boring 5. Do fun activities, like dancing 6. I don't get a break from the kids 6. Log your activities 7. My is unsupportive 7. Post your activities publicly 8. It's too late for me to start 8. Get an exercise buddy 9. I just don't like to move 9. Add some success stakes (Reward yourself) 10. I always end up quitting 10. Make exercise into a game (Competition) 15 88 12.5.allull. OF AMERICANS ENGAGE IN REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 35 OF GYM MEMBERSHIPS 31 That is defined as either three sessions per week of vigorous physical activity lasting 20 minutes or more, or five sessions per week of light-to-moderate physical activity lasting 30 ARE NOT RENEWED PERCENT PERCENT minutes or more. Treadmills end up being clothes racks WHICH TEAM WILL YOU BE ON? BROUGHT TO YOU BY NEXERCISE TAP INTO YOUR MOTIVATION™ DOWNLOAD OUR FREE APP Sources: webmd.com, win.niddk.nih.gov, cdc.gov, census.gov, gallup.com, about.com, livestrong.com, starbucks.com, planespotters.net, cnn.com, answers.com, acefitness.org, or visit us at: http://www.nexercise.com usnews.com

The Tale of the New Year's Fail

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Lots of people make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get in shape..and fail. This infographic courtesy of Nexercise shows the way to get back on track.

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