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It's a staggering statistic that might make some of you second-guess the point of making New Year's resolutions. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year's resolutions fail. That's right — 80 percent!

With a new year fast approaching, millions will make vows to eat healthier, hit the gym, or quit smoking, but with so many people failing to follow through on those vows, is success simply out of reach for most? We'd like to think not!

Since getting your head in the game is one of the biggest factors in making a healthy habit stick, we outline a series of strategies in this Forever 39 episode that will help you achieve your 2018 goals.

One of the best sources of tips we found came from a blog written by Amanda Richardson that was published last year by The Huffington Post. In her post, Richardson outlines seven strategies that people can employ to not only get healthy, but to make sure those changes become lifelong ones, and not ones that only last a matter of weeks.

Do you have any tips for making healthy habits stick? Email us at

Also from this week's Forever 39 podcast — Is cheap sex making men less interested in marriage? PLUS: Our paranormal experiences revealed. Click on the podcast player above to hear the entire episode.

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— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

Join us for next week’s podcast when we chat about ways to reduce stress during the holidays, why more attached Americans are living separately, and whether revealing your salary is a smart move in the workplace.

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