As the first of the year approaches people often think of resolutions for the new year. Some are new, and some soldier on year after year being too good to discard even if they don’t happen again and again. Weight loss and exercising are popular resolutions that often keep being repeated, and both are parts of huge industries that advertise heavily now. Both are the most effective when they’re the result of a lifestyle change, and both are hard to keep up without people changing their lifestyle. There are plenty of products and programs that will help people make these lifestyle changes but there isn’t any material thing you can buy that will achieve lasting results without changing the bad habits that lead to the problem in the first place. Even the losses from gastric bypass surgery can be regained if people don’t change their lifestyle. So congratulations and good luck to you if you’ve decided you want to be healthier in 2017, just remember that your going to have to make permanent changes in your life to get the lasting results that many are looking for.