If 2012 is anything to go by, it seems young Aussie women who’ve pledged to eat better and lose weight as a part of their 2013 New Year’s resolution may need a helping hand to reach to their goals.
The ‘Young Women’s Nutrition Study’, commissioned by the Dietitians Association of Australia, revealed that although around two in three tried to lose weight in the past year, 80 per cent did not achieve what they had hoped and would still like to lose more.
The study also found that this year 68 per cent of 18-24 year-old Aussie women have resolved to eat healthier and 42 per cent are hoping to lose weight.
So now that the first month of the year has come to a close, why not try a new approach to make those newly-found health commitments year-long habits, and consult the digital realm?
Virtual pinboard Pinterest exploded in popularity during 2012, and could be a solution for those who find themselves visually inspired.
According to website Social Media News, about 650,000 Australians were using Pinterest by the end of 2012, making it the 10th most popular social media site. This is a significant increase from the end of 2011 when there were fewer than 48,000 users.
Whether you’re after healthy recipes, exercise tips, weight-loss stories, motivational mantras – or all of the above – to help you stick to your 2013 resolution, you’re sure to find it on Pinterest.
But be warned: the most popular pin of all time is a recipe for cheesy garlic bread, with almost 97,000 pins at last count. If you’re worried such temptations may derail your 2013 health strategy, or are new to Pinterest, refine your search by heading straight to the ‘health and fitness’ category.
Alternatively, below are a few of Cube’s top health and fitness pin-boards to get you started. Happy health-pinning!