LANSING, Mich. — With the new year comes resolutions, and one of the most popular resolutions year after year is getting healthy.
"Every year, I mean and I have been doing this for over 15 years, definitely every year you see a big pick up right after the first of the year, definitely people wanting to lose weight." Stephanie Orlowski said. Orlowski is a trainer and wellness coach at Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club.
Gyms aren't the only places who notice the uptick. Health food places like Foods for Living see more people coming in for healthier alternatives.
"Every year it peaks at this time and on New Year's and that's what everyone is focused on," Chris Faulkner, who is a manager there said.
Experts say there are lots of things you can do to focus on your health. The obvious answers are to work out and eat right, but you can take baby steps to make sure the changes last.
"Just don't get overwhelmed. Just focus on a few simple things that you can do and focus on that and make it a habit and try to stick with it for a couple months. And once you've done that, you're home free," Faulkner said.
"We can always find a million excuses on how to avoid it, you know? So let's look at ways to, or find ways that are going to be easier to stick with long-term," Orlowski added.
Experts added there are always people around to help, so don't be afraid to ask questions. They say trying is half the battle. Making a few switches and carving out time for some exercise can make all the difference.
"But, it's like OK, life happens. Get right back on the wagon. It's never going to be a straight incline of making progress. It's always going to be up and down. Just keep working on it every day and you'll get there," Orlowski added.