The daily demands of work can leave you feeling drained and lethargic.

However, with some determination and a little motivation, a healthy lifestyle is definitely within reach.

Here are some tips to stay on top of your game and keep in shape:

GET MOVING

The human body was designed to be on the move.

Choose to take the stairs instead of the escalator, or alight from the bus one stop earlier to walk the remaining distance to work.

Use a step-tracking device to set personal targets to motivate yourself to walk more throughout the day.

CONVENIENCE IS KEY

Take advantage of workplace facilities such as gyms and swimming pools, or sign up for a fitness programme at your neighbourhood Community Club.

When exercising becomes a convenient part of your daily routine, you will have fewer reasons to skip your workout.

GO SOCIAL

Joining a community of like-minded fitness enthusiasts can motivate you to stick to your fitness routine.

Go for a jog with colleagues after work or head out for a casual game of soccer with your buddies.

With friends, staying fit becomes more fun and attainable.

* This article first appeared in The New Paper, FastAds"