December 29, 2014 08:00 ET

52% of Canadians Feel New Year's Resolutions have Actually Improved Their Lives

A Canadian survey by Well.ca suggests the key to successful New Years Resolutions is keeping your goals within reach

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 29, 2014) - A recent survey of more than 1,000 Canadians, conducted by Well.ca, reveals that 82% of Canadians have made a New Year's resolution at some point in their life, and 52% believe a New Year's resolution has improved their lives. The key to success, according to 60% of respondents, is setting small, attainable goals. While many people are prone to making large-scale resolutions at this time of year, Canadians in this Well.ca survey believe that taking baby steps towards an obtainable goal will garner better results.

As expected, the top resolutions for 2015 include eating healthier and getting in shape. However, this year the list saw a new addition rise to the top.

"We were surprised to see reducing stress as a top resolution," says Erin Young from Well.ca. The survey showed 74% of people felt this was something that would improve their lives. Young believes "We need to stop glorifying the word busy, and take some time to focus on relaxing and taking care of ourselves."

The mostly female respondents, also clearly indicated "Be more romantic" and "Spend more time together" as good resolutions for their partners. "Start your year off with some home grown romance," says Young. "Perhaps a long, romantic walk and a healthy, candlelit dinner for two is in order."

When asked about resolutions for their kids, most respondents answered they would like to see their children spend less time in front of the screen - televisions, phones, tablets and computers. Not surprising, a large majority of parents also cited "helping out around the house" as something they would like to see their kids resolve to do.

Also mentioned as a key factor in resolution success is support from family/friends. Young says, "Resolutions can be a family affair. Make resolutions together and encourage one another."

"Keeping and maintaining a resolution and making a life change may seem daunting," says Young. "But if you break it down and make small, steady changes, like drinking more water or taking nightly walks; you suddenly realize change is achievable. Also remember, studies have shown, eating healthy and regular exercise can reduce stress."

While January 1st is only days away, it's not too late to think about making your resolution. More than 50% of Canadians don't make their resolutions till the last minute, or even after January 1st.

About Well.ca

Well.ca is Canada's online destination for health, beauty and baby products and offers over 50,000 products with free shipping on all orders over $25. They also boast Canada's largest online assortment of Green & Natural products. With offices and a warehouse located in Guelph, Ontario, and an office in downtown Toronto, Well.ca is a proudly Canadian company that focuses on giving customers a simple and hassle-free shopping experience.

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