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New Year, new you: Rutland ranks second in England as the place with the best chances of keeping your New Year’s resolutions

By Mercury reporter

From exercising to relaxing more, Care.com discovers where in England it’s easiest to stick to your health resolutions for 2019 – and where the chances to be successful are the lowest.

Rutland ranked as the second-best area in England for having the best chances of sticking to New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle.

Research from Care.com has revealed that where we live can have a big effect on how well we stick to our New Year’s resolutions.

The research focused on the four most popular resolutions of eating more healthily, exercising more, relaxing more and quitting smoking.

The five best places to keep your New Year’s resolution are:

- Wokingham

- Rutland

- Herefordshire

- North Somerset

- Devon

The five worst places to keep your New Year’s resolutions:

- Manchester

- Salford

- Stoke-on-Trent

- Sandwell

- Blackpool

Residents of Wokingham, Berkshire topped the rankings overall and have the best chances to keep their New Year’s resolutions in the whole of England.

Not only did they rank as the number one city for eating more healthily, but it’s also a great place to live for those wanting to quit smoking.

Narrowly missing out on the top spot were Rutland and Herefordshire, which ranked as the second and third best areas to encourage a healthier lifestyle respectively.

When it comes to pulling on your trainers and wanting to increase your post-Christmas cardio, Brighton and Hove is the best place to live, with residents exercising more to keep you motivated.

For those at the other end of the spectrum, who conversely want to put their feet up and chill out, then West Sussex is the place to be.

This area is the best place to live if you want to stick to your New Year’s resolution of relaxing more, closely followed by Rutland.

But where is it hardest to keep your New Year’s resolutions?

According to Care.com’s research, residents of Blackpool have the lowest chances when it comes to sticking to their New Year’s goals, closely followed by those in Sandwell and Stoke-on-Trent.

People who live in these areas are among the least encouraging surrounding to stick to their resolutions of eating healthily, quitting smoking, exercising and relaxing more.

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