It is nearly the midpoint of the year, six months after most of us made New Year resolutions to lose weight, get fit, and to look and feel better. Yet, how many of us have actually fulfilled any of them?
A study by the University of Scranton published in the Journal Of Clinical Psychology this year suggests that only 8 per cent of people fulfil their New Year resolutions.
And high-achieving executives, who are so used to succeeding both in and out of the office, are not immune to this type of failure.
Despite this lack of success, we should not abandon our intention to be healthy and look good.
After all, looking good in the workplace is important, especially if you are an executive gunning for a promotion.
A survey conducted in March by the Society of Aesthetic Medicine (Singapore) and sponsored by Allergan found that almost seven out of 10 respondents know of someone who was hired or promoted because of their good looks.
Eight out of 10 respondents also felt that being more physically attractive would make them more likely to get hired or promoted.
Many experts agree with the findings.