December 28, 2015 08:30 ET

60% of Canadians Said New Year's Resolutions Have Made Significant Improvements in Their Life

A Canadian Survey by Well.Ca Suggests the Key to Successful New Years Resolutions Is to Take Time to Think About Your Goals and How You Will Achieve Them

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 28, 2015) - A recent survey of more than 1,000 Canadians, conducted by Well.ca, reveals that over 50% of Canadians make a New Year's resolution before the end of the first week of January. Respondents revealed that resolutions are made after spending time reflecting on their life and what improvements can happen over the next year.

"We are thrilled to see such a high proportion of people taking the time to reflect on their past year and look for ways to better themselves," says Erin Young from Well.ca. The survey shows almost 70% of people make a resolution based on successes and failures over the past year. Young believes "resolutions are more than just a whim or a hasty decision as the clock ticks down to a new year. People want to make a positive change to their life and they want to make a change that will stick."

As expected, the top resolutions for 2016 include eating healthier, losing weight, getting in shape and reducing stress.

"What came as a big surprise was that people feel resolutions actually make a difference," continues Young. The survey, by Well.ca, reveals that 60% of respondents feel resolutions have a significant impact on their life. "With all the news surrounding resolutions not working, we are thrilled to see people taking the time to assess their lives and try to make a change. Last year is a great example of people starting fresh in January. Well.ca saw a 45% increase in vitamin sales from December to January."

Other interesting results included 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 and "helping out around the house" as something they would like to see their kids resolve to do.

The mostly female respondents, also clearly indicated "eating healthier" and "reducing stress" as good resolutions for their partners.

"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."

While January 1st is only days away, be a part of the 80% of Canadians who make a resolution and know you are not too late to get started.

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 $29. 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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