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Strictly Fitness with Darcy Bussell and DDMIX

The New Year's Resolution Show spoke to Angus from DDMIX. DDMIX is a full body aerobic workout based on a wide range of different dance styles with easy to follow steps, with choreography by Strictly Come Dancing's Darcey Bussell and Nathan Clarke.

New Fitness meets Salsa from SOSA

The New Year's Resolution Show took some time to chat SOSA Dance Fitness. SOSA is the authentic, low-impact International dance fitness programme exclusively for women. Their fun-packed workout is suitable for everyone of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities.

More Smokers Than Ever Before Stub Out Cigarettes For Good

For those who want to make quitting smoking their New Year’s Resolution, they will be in good company, as more people than ever before are stubbing out cigarettes for the last time. Last year, out of the 2.5 million smokers who made a quit attempt, 500,000 people (20%) were successful; the highest recorded success rate and up from just 13.6% 6 years ago.

4 Healthier Chocolate Recipes

Many will be looking to give up their guilty pleasures and eat more healthily for their New Year’s Resolution, but here are 4 easy recipes to indulge your sweet tooth and keep that promise to yourself.

Remember, while these are definitely healthier, the key is always not to over-indulge, even if these delicious recipes make it that much harder!

How to Succeed at the No.1 Failed New Year’s Resolution

Losing weight is the top New Year’s resolution every year and the hardest to keep, with 42% of people not even lasting a month. Success is also potentially short lived with 98% of people losing weight through dieting, gaining it back within a year. That’s only two people in every hundred being successful at losing weight and keeping it off.  The other ninety eight are on it then off it, restricting then bingeing, hopeful then hopeless, excited then disappointed, thinking this time will be different, but then failing once again. Losing, then gaining the same pounds over and over.

One In Ten Volunteers Find Love On The Job

Those who decide to give a little back in the New Year will find that volunteering leads to an enhanced social life, less loneliness, a better job, and – for one in 10 – a partner, according to new research.

Around eight in 10 people said volunteering improved their social circle – with people on average gaining six new friends.

Before becoming a volunteer, those asked were typically lonely for more than three hours a day. This fell to one hour after volunteering.

Coronation Street Star fronts DECHOX campaign

Shayne Ward is challenging the nation to join him and give up chocolate for March as he fronts the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) DECHOX campaign.

Fresh from winning Best Newcomer at this year’s National Television Awards, he is calling on like-minded chocoholics to sign up to DECHOX and get sponsored to help raise £1million for life saving heart research.

Volunteering for a healthier, happier 2016

New research from Join In - the national charity for local sports volunteering - highlights the personal benefits people derive from volunteering.

Improve your mental health
Volunteering in sport helps beat stress and anxiety. Join In’s research shows that people who help out at local sports clubs have 10% higher self esteem and are 15% less likely to worry. Volunteering also boosts happiness with stats showing that volunteers are less likely to cry, feel depressed or unhappy.

The science to help you achieve your goals

Those having initial trouble with achieving their goals, should try to understand what the barriers are. Sarah Brown from inspire2aspire has identified nine pieces of scientific research that go some way to explaining of the science behind the barriers to success. 

1) Change your mindset

Selfless New Year's Resolutions and Good Deeds

Research by Unicef has found that one in five people are keen to make resolutions to feel more satisfaction in 2016. Researchers studied the lifestyles of 2,000 people, examining their levels of contentment in areas such as family, relationship, career and more general elements of daily life.

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