When it comes to fitness, your age should be no excuse!

It is true that as we age, our energy levels easily get depleted because of the many things in life that tend to stress us out either mentally or physically. Maintaining a work-life balance is also hard as it is without having to incorporate your fitness goals into it. Many people are also easily daunted by the idea of hitting the gym after work because it is easier to just fall straight into bed than to get ready and go to the gym.

But by following these 5 tips and incorporating them into your life, you can change your health drastically over time:

1. Stay Hydrated

Our bodies are 65% water. Therefore, it’s no surprise that in order to maintain optimum health levels, you must drink at least 8- 12 glasses or 2 liters of water every day. Staying hydrated is imperative for maintaining moisture in our organs and keeping them healthy, especially the kidneys, liver, and skin. Don’t wait to feel thirsty to drink water, drink a few sips every half hour to keep your body nourished. Feeling thirsty is the last sign the body sends out for you to know that it is getting dehydrated. Therefore, always keep a bottle at hand or take regular water breaks at work.

2. Join A Gym

Join your local gym and set some realistic fitness goals. Get in touch with the gym instructor there and befriend them. Going to the gym is a good way to maintain your health because it gives you the health and fitness oriented environment which you can’t get at home. You can also make new workout buddies that make exercise time fun and something to look forward to. We recommend that you go to the gym in the morning instead of after work because it kick starts your metabolism and energy levels and sets the pace for a productive day ahead.

3. Go For A Walk

You can hit the gym and break a sweat on the treadmill for however long, but there is nothing like taking a walk in the park or in the neighborhood with the fresh air and sunlight. A regular jog in the morning or a brisk walk in the evening should do the trick. Take your family and/or dog along with you to keep you company.

4. Curb Those Bad Habits

Whether it’s smoking or drinking, kick these nasty habits to the curb to protect your lungs, liver, skin and pancreas. Replace them with green tea or other herbal teas that are far more likely to benefit you. Cut back on fried foods and carbohydrate rich foods and replace them with foods that have complex carbohydrates that are harder to break down in the stomach.

5. Eat More Fiber Rich Foods

Eating fruits, vegetables and legumes is going to benefit you in the long run. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals that will affect each and every organ in your body.