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Charlotte region has the right stuff to help you keep your resolutions

Jan. 5. It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions. The hard part is keeping them.

But before you blame yourself entirely for your previous lack of success, consider this: Your location may be setting you up for failure.

If you live in a neighborhood with no sidewalks or fitness centers nearby, for example, you may not feel as encouraged to exercise. The same goes if most of your restaurant options are limited to fast food – you may be less likely to eat healthy.

These might sound like excuses to the boldest resolvers, but they genuinely can get in the way of self-improvement. That’s especially true if your motivation is low to begin with.

To determine where Americans are most likely to stick to their goals for 2023, WalletHub  considered some of the most popular (and most commonly broken) resolutions to rank more than 180 U.S. cities based on their conduciveness to self-improvement.

Charlotte came in at 21 out of the 180 in the Best Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions survey.

Seattle, Wash., San Francisco, Calif., and Scottsdale, Ariz., took the top three spots. Gulfport, Mississippi, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Newark, New Jersey, were at the bottom.

In each city, WalletHub looked at a total of 57 key metrics, ranging from exercise opportunities to income growth to employment outlook.