TV shows to help you stick to your New Year’s resolution(s)


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With the start of a new year, many people have set resolutions they hope to accomplish by 2021’s end.

Many might find it difficult to incorporate changes into their lifestyles, but these shows, channels and series can provide the perfect motivation to stick to a few common New Year’s resolutions.

Get fit

Whether you’re looking to tone up, drop a few pounds or maintain your weight, these shows are sure to provide the inspiration you need.

The Biggest Loser – In this reality competition, contestants struggling with their weight work with fitness experts to help shed the pounds and pursue a healthier lifestyle. Along the way, they face physical, mental and emotional challenges with the ultimate goal of winning US$100,000 (RM405,000). Watch excerpts on YouTube.

From Fit To Fat To Fit – Personal trainers team up with overweight clients, but before the weight loss begins, these fitness experts pack on the pounds so they can lose weight with their clients. Watch excerpts on YouTube.

Eat healthier

This resolution goes hand in hand with the previous one. Here are a couple of shows to watch to assist in keeping your eating habits healthy.

Clean & Delicious – Holistic health, wellness and weight-loss coach Dani Spies posts new videos every Friday to her YouTube channel that offer nutritious recipes, weight loss advice and more. Watch her videos at

Mind Over Munch – Alyssia Sheikh teaches viewers how to make informed decisions about what “diet” is best for their lifestyles with recipes, tips, tutorials and more. Watch her videos at

Tackle home projects

Home projects and organisation on your list? Look no further than these shows.

Get Organized With The Home Edit – Professional organisers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, who founded organising company The Home Edit, tame messes across the United States in this Netflix series. Each episode features an organisation project with an everyday individual or family as well as a celebrity, including Reese Witherspoon, Khloe Kardashian, Retta and Neil Patrick Harris.

Property Brothers – Jonathan and Drew Scott transform fixer-upper houses into dream homes tailored for each client. Watch them on Astro On Demand.

Help the environment

Netflix has two shows that can help those with the selfless goal of nurturing Mother Earth.

Down To Earth With Zac Efron – Actor Zac Efron embarks on worldwide travels with wellness expert Darin Olien as they seek healthy, sustainable ways of living. Some highlights: The pair visits an eco-village with a small environmental footprint in Costa Rica, explores renewable energy efforts in Iceland and learns more about potato cryopreservation in Peru.

Bill Nye Saves The World – Everyone’s favourite Science Guy is back, this time bringing experts and famous guests to his lab to explore scientific issues that impact us, including climate change, overpopulation and water scarcity.


The coronavirus pandemic has altered many travel plans, but it’s still possible to explore the world from the comfort of home.

Whether you’re dreaming of your next trip or ready to get up and go now, check out this show for inspiration.

The Amazing Race – Teams in pairs race around the world in hopes of winning the grand prize. Watch on Astro On Demand.

Make money moves

Since you probably are not traveling as much, this one goal might be easier to accomplish. If you are looking to make money moves in 2021, these shows can offer key insight.

The Financial Diet – This YouTube channel discusses personal finance and living better with easy tips. Watch it at – The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)/Tribune News Service

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