We all like to imagine that the year 2018 will make us healthier, smarter and hotter versions of ourselves, who love the gym and eat kale, but science says it seems unlikely.
It's not because you can not commit to your New Year's resolutions, but because the human race has reached its maximum limits of height, lifespan and physical performance.
And we are only to blame, since emerging data trends suggest it is climate change (and our overall negative impact on the environment) that is causing this problem.
Humans have long seen a pattern of higher and healthier children with a longer life expectancy than their parents (sorry mom and dad), but it seems that we have finally reached a critical point.
This is after the researchers analyzed historical information of 1
Professor Jean-Francois Toussaint, said: "These traits no longer increase, despite continuous nutritional, medical and scientific progress."
"This suggests that modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits. We are the first generation to be aware of this "
Instead of continuous improvement, we will instead see a change in the proportion of the population that can reach these maximum registered limits (that is, more people who live longer, but not for more years than is currently possible.)
In some African countries, human height is already declining in the last decade, and the team suggests that more societies will be susceptible to this trend because they can no longer provide enough nutrition.
Other real-world examples of this will be seen in sports records where fewer and fewer records will be broken (Usain Bolt could keep those gold medals a bit more).
And it seems that the reason for this deceleration is due to our environmental impact on the planet: "A the pressure exerted by anthropogenic activities will be responsible for the harmful effects on the human avalanche and the environment, "Toussaint said.
He added: "The current decreases in human capabilities that we can see today are a sign that environmental changes, including climate, are already contributing to the growing restrictions we now have to consider"