It's that time of the year when we all aspire to shed bad habits and adopt healthier lifestyles. In fact, the most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight, with getting healthier following closely at number 5.
But stats on the success rate of New Year's resolutions are pretty bleak: while 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions, only 8% actually achieve them. That means a lot of people are struggling to succeed in creating the kind of lifestyle it takes to lose weight and get healthy.
Whether your resolution is weight loss, physical activity or better mental health habits, there is is one simple strategy that boosts success rates: find ways to keep yourself accountable.
Enter Chimp's Healthy Habit Charity Challenge.
3 Easy Steps to Better Health
The Healthy Habit Charity Challenge uses charitable pledges to help you reach your health goals.
Simply sign up with your objective for 2015 and you’ll get a fundraising page where you can track your progress and encourage your network to help you achieve your goals by making a pledge for your favourite charity.
By participating in the Healthy Habit Charity Challenge, you get two big incentives to stay on course with your New Year’s Resolutions: a charitable commitment and public accountability.
Here’s how it works:
- Set your goal: Choose a habit to adopt or improve (eg. run 2x/week, limit alcohol, do yoga 3x per week, lose 10 lbs, etc.)
- Pick your cause: Select a cause or charity you’ll support, and decide how your charitable incentive will work (eg. every time you don’t go running, have a beer, etc., you’ll donate $5 to your cause; every week you don’t drink, your friends donate $20, etc).
- Spread the word: Invite your friends and family to keep you accountable by contributing to your cause -- and to your success!
Kickstart Your Health
Getting started is easy. Simply fill out this form. You’ll get a personal fundraising page where you can post your before photos, add inspirational quotes, upload pledge videos or include anything else that inspires you. Then, invite your friends to join you, and start tracking your success. An imagine how great it’s going to feel to be healthy, and to contribute to your favourite charity!
Ready to get started? Sign up now!