A fifth of us will try to cut down on alcohol in 2013 but sadly few will succeed
Just one in 11 people manage to keep their New Year's resolutions for at least six months, according to new research.
Just under half break their resolutions within a fortnight, blaming a lack of will power.
And of those planning to make a New Year's resolution, almost a fifth plan to cut back on alcohol.
The poll of 4,000 adults by Cancer Research UK found 55 per cent have made New Year's resolutions in the past, and 23 per cent have made a resolution for 2013.
When asked how long previous New Year's resolutions had lasted, nine per cent said they stuck to them for at least six months. However, 39 per cent had given up within two weeks.
Of those that plan to or are thinking about giving something up for 2013, 19 per cent said they would cut down on alcohol.
Other popular New Year's resolutions were to spend less money (34 per cent), cut down on chocolate (21 per cent), and go to the gym (22 per cent).
Cancer Research UK is looking for volunteers to sign up for its new fundraising campaign, Dryathlon(TM), which is encouraging people nationwide to test their willpower and take the challenge of staying off alcohol for January, raising money for a good cause at the same time.
Ed Aspel, Head of Dryathlon at Cancer Research UK, said: 'We wanted to find out how good the great British public are at sticking to those fabled New Year's Resolutions, which it turns out we find harder to stick to than we might think.
'We'd encourage the fifth of us who already plan to cut down on alcohol to go one step further and give Dryathlon a go - by raising some much needed cash to help beat cancer, you'll have an even better reason to make it past the two week mark and stick to the Resolution for the whole of January.'
Cancer Research UK is looking for volunteers to sign up for its new fundraising campaign, Dryathlon(TM), which is encouraging people to test their willpower and take the challenge of staying off alcohol for January, raising money for a good cause at the same time
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