Every year, as the holiday season draws to a close, many people follow the time-honored tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Quite often, these resolutions include the desire and commitment to lose weight and to improve overall fitness in the coming year.

For the first few months of the new year, local gyms are often packed with members seeking to get into shape. At first, they are filled with enthusiasm as they begin to see the early results of their workout efforts. Unfortunately, most people eventually reach a plateau where their improvements begin to slow down, resulting in many of them dropping out and returning to their pre-resolution habits.

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