With the dawn of the New Year, comes new hope and new resolutions to make yourself better.  Here are 5 best ways to stay in shape.

1. Your Comfort Zone is Long Gone

To achieve your fitness goals, you must leave your comfort zone behind in last year. It’s time to head out of the house and start exercising. If you feel that you’re not comfortable with a gym, start walking / jogging in a public park instead. There are plenty of ways to be active and keep your fitness levels increased. Zumba, kick-boxing, cross-fit sessions, running, cycling, skipping or merely walking can be a part of your fitness routine this year.

2. Plan Your Day, Month and Year

With New Year comes new goals and chances are that you might get extra busy beginning of the year with work or family members. But plan your day so that you can have at least 20 – 30 minutes assigned for your physical activities.  Even if you can spare 10 minutes to do some exercise, within months you will get in good shape. Take #OneSmallStep and climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Your determination to follow the plan will take you a long way. Need more energy for your fitness activities? Have a glass of Anchor Shape Up milk every day.

3. Setting Goals

Similar to career goals, have a set of fitness goals this year. It could be simply losing a few kilos or setting a daily target of achieving the fastest time to climb stairs! It depends on each individual. You can combine your fitness goals with other targets as well.

4. Mark the Progress

As much as setting goals, it is also important to keep track of them. Document your daily tasks / exercises to see how far you have progressed. Your tangible, action oriented goals need to be achieved one day at a time and what better way to motivate yourself than keeping track.

5. A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

Working towards your fitness goals is going to be easier if you had a friend who can participate with you and keep you motivated.  This way, even if you have a minor setback there will be someone to get you back on track. Your partner or even your kids can be your fitness buddy.