Ever noticed the guy who seems to breeze through the day effortlessly, and while you’re still nursing your weekend hangover, he seems to have his eye on the ball early Monday morning, and Tuesday, and so on as the week rolls by? What is the secret behind his ‘boundless energy’? Do these fit freaks know something you don’t? Well, here are some secrets to survival of the fittest you may just find helpful.

Start Now
Don’t wait for beach season or that cousin’s wedding to get into shape. Unrealistic goals only end in frustration, and worse, bingeing when you feel miserable at not achieving your desire. There’s no time like the present to literally reshape your image.

Exercise Daily
Even if it’s just for fifteen minutes; a short stint at the gym, quick jog around the park or even a brief stretching regime at home is better than no exercise at all. You need to get the circulation up and those grey cells energized. There are no two opinions that exercise boosts your physical and mental health.

Invest in a Fitness Tracker
We all need a nudge in the right direction, and this smart little gadget does just that! A FitBit or Jawbone worn on your wrist will calculate exactly how many steps you take in a day. And you may be surprised by the result. WebMD advice says that you need to go up to at least 10,000 steps daily, but you’ll probably be logging up 4,000 on an average day. Sitting in that office chair all day literally pulls you down in more ways than one.

Get that Sleep
The advantages of a good night’s sleep are part of every fitness expert’s advice regime, and an essential part of every fit person’s success. You need 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night, in order to be your best in the mornings. Develop a routine of going to bed at the same time every night, and soon, your body clock will adjust to it automatically.

It’s All About You
Focus on feeling good rather than looking good. Psychologists assert that a healthy lifestyle leads to positive self-esteem. Exercise and a healthy diet release beneficial hormones that enhance your looks and performance. When you feel good about yourself, you’ll carry that aura around you, and it’s bound to impress.