Best Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota Cities for Keeping Resolutions
Whether it's starting something or stopping something, a lot of us use January to hit the reset button in our lives by rolling out our annual New Year's resolutions.
Some last a few days, while others take hold and become part of our lives.
So what are we trying to change this year?
24/7 Tempo reviewed a report by the consumer data site Statista, which surveyed 1,000 Americans about which things they most want to change in the new year.
MOST POPULAR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
- Exercise more (52%)
- Eat healthier (50%)
- Lose weight (40%)
- Save more money (39%)
- Spend more time with family and friends (37%)
- Spend less time on social media (20%)
- Reduce stress on the job (19%)
- Reduce spending on living expenses (19%)
- Improve job performance (18%)
- Quit smoking (17%)
In the Tri-State area, a trio of cities are among the best at keeping those resolutions deep into the new year.
Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, and Cedar Rapids all landed in the top 50 in a WalletHub survey.
182 cities were ranked on their ability to keep resolutions in five different categories:
- Bad Habits
Minneapolis was 22nd overall with a top ten ranking (#5) in keeping financial resolutions. Minnesota's largest city ranked in the bottom half (#95) in school/work resolutions.
Sioux Falls checked in at number 36 overall. South Dakota's largest city was fourth in the nation in keeping bad habit resolutions, but just 111th in relationship resolutions.
Cedar Rapids was 50th in America. Iowa's second-largest city had a top ten showing (#7) in financial resolutions but was 127th in health resolutions.
BEST CITIES FOR KEEPING RESOLUTIONS
- Seattle, Washington
- San Francisco, California
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Overland Park, Kansas
- Irvine, California
- Fremont, California
- San Diego, California
- Austin, Texas
- Orlando, Florida
WORST CITIES FOR KEEPING RESOLUTIONS
- Newark, New Jersey
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Gulfport, Mississippi
- Augusta, Georgia
- Huntington, West Virginia
- Dover, Delaware
- Fayetteville, North Carolina
- San Bernardino, California
- Detroit, Michigan
- Jackson, Mississippi