NORWALK, Conn. – Judging from the responses, it appears Norwalk residents are looking to make 2013 a healthy year.
As 2012 drew to a close, we asked Norwalkers on Facebook what were their New Year’s Resolutions and most of the respondents replied with some sort of health conscious goal.
Luis Delgado said he plans on making 2013 the year he gets back to doing something he enjoys.
“Drink less, Exercise more and pull out my roller blades whenever possible,” he wrote.
According to the website Statistic Brain, 45 percent of Americans “usually” make New Year’s resolutions, 17 percent make them “infrequently” and 38 percent “absolutely never” make them. For those that do, the number one resolution is to lose weight, followed by getting organized and spending less/saving more.
“I resolve to: NEVER PICK UP A CIGARETTE AGAIN!!!” wrote Diane Kulcsar Claudio.
Bonnie Fraser followed Delgado’s lead. “I resolve to exercise more in 2013,” she wrote.
According to Statistic Brain, age appears to make a difference in the success rate of people accomplishing their resolutions.
About 39 percent of Americans in their 20s say they achieve their resolution each year, but only 14 percent of those over 50 claim the same success.
For Kayode Ayodeji, his resolution is to be more productive in 2013, but Lindsay Arakelian Grega wrote she intends to end her participation in the practice.
“Not make any more resolutions,” she wrote.