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Scottsdale ranked 4th in country for keeping New Year's resolutions

Posted at 6:28 AM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 08:28:33-05

Scottsdale is the fourth best city in the country when it comes to keeping up with your New Year's resolutions, according to a new study by

The study looked at 52 factors in 182 cities across the country, from the number of fast food restaurants and gyms to the average cost of a wedding. 

Of the other Arizona cities that made the list: 

  • Chandler ranked 27th 
  • Tempe ranked 37th
  • Gilbert ranked 38th
  • Phoenix ranked 39th
  • Peoria ranked 49th
  • Mesa ranked 69th
  • Tucson ranked 83rd
  • Glendale ranked 92nd

Overall, Seattle placed first followed by San Francisco and San Diego.

According to the American Psychological Association, making small changes at first, establishing a support system and not getting discouraged if you make a mistake are keys to achieving a goal.