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The first month of 2019 is almost done, and I’m certain that a lot of people who’ve made New Year’s resolutions must have forgotten them by now.  However, for those who haven’t, now is a good time to review those resolutions. According to an article on Inc Southeast Asia, here are the top 3 resolutions made, along with the percentage of the respondents who made the resolution:

  1. Diet or eat healthier (71%)
  2. Exercise more (65%)
  3. Lose weight (54%)

Notice a pattern here? 😅

Yes, they’re all health-related. Among the rest of the top 10 resolutions, two more are health-related (“Quit smoking” at #6 and “Drink less alcohol” at #9). So, half of resolutions made by people (or at least among the 2,000 people surveyed) are related to health. At the same time, according to the same article, 60% of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% are successful at achieving them. In other words, only 1 out of every 12 people actually make & achieve their resolutions (health or otherwise).

Before we all start judging ourselves & resolve to try again next year, I have a better suggestion: Start making changes today. Health is one of the most important aspects of our lives, so an annual review & reboot isn’t sufficient. We need to be more proactive with our well-being, and the well-being of those we love. I made my choice in the middle of the year (in July of 2017) & I haven’t looked back since. The journey was difficult & painful, but the results are more than worth it.

At the same time, my new found focus on health drove me to finally work on Veeda. I’m happy to say that Veeda will be ready for a public beta soon, and I’m really excited to get it into your iPhones & Apple Watches. Hopefully, Veeda will help you achieve your goals & the goals of your loved ones for health & well-being.