Expatriate healthcare customers are among those who could find that they have more success with New Year's resolutions if they focus on positive changes.
According to recent comments from Mary Comber, editor of Health & Fitness magazne, focusing on positive lifestyle changes, instead of denial and abstinence, will deliver better results for those trying to lose weight or get fit.
"The secret to a fit, healthy, happy you is to establish achievable – and enjoyable – goals that fit your lifestyle," she advised.
The comments come as Vitagetics claimed that two-thirds of British women will have quit their New Year diet commitments as early as January 13th.
To prevent this, Ms Comber suggested that people make small changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the lift or eating an extra portion of fruit and vegetables a day.
Furthermore, she urged people to take up an activity that they can enjoy. This could be yoga, a dance class or joining a running club as an alternative to an expensive gym membership.