Dramatic lifestyle changes like new exercise regimes, cutting alcohol intake and eating less meat typically last less than two months, according to research.
A study of 2,000 adults found they stick to a new habit for an average of just seven weeks before giving it up, while 21 per cent only keep at it for a month.
More than half (53 per cent) have tried to make positive changes to their habits in the past year but failed to keep them up, including eating less meat and more salad, turning lights off when not in the room and having more ‘me’ time.
Others have unsuccessfully tried to cycle or walk instead of driving, go to bed earlier and hit 10,000 steps a day.
Reducing their sugar intake, using their phone less and cutting back on alcohol were also among the top 40 changes people have tried to make.
However, it also emerged 54 per cent have vowed to only make little changes to their lifestyle from now on, with 72 per cent believing they are more achievable and realistic than bigger shifts.

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