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How to achieve a healthier life

How to achieve a healthier life

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Working out is the most common New Year's resolution.

But 77-percent will quit before year's end.

Pushing yourself to start a workout program and stick with it can seem overwhelming for a lot of Americans but Connie Wilkerson tells us the key for her was making it not a personal priority but a family one.

"My husband and I had different things that we did but nothing together and this was something that we could come and do together and then my son comes now and my husband's aunt has actually joined us as well," Connie said.

At least for days a week, you can find three generations of the Wilkerson working out together.

Gym owner and personal trainer Jeff Lawrence says every year he sees people join his gym in January and disappear by March but when families join together he says the memberships are renewed year after year.

Indiana University surveyed married couples who joined health clubs together.

The study found that 43 percent of couples who worked out separately dropped over the course of a year.

Couples who went to the gym together had only around a six percent dropout rate.


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