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Written by Neha Chandna - Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management from SVT. She has worked with corporates such as HDFC and Standard Chartered as well as BPOs and MNCs on the Right ways of eating and living!

Many a times, we all dream of having a magical wand to complete our work, be it household chores or office deadlines. It's very easy to say, "Let it be, I will do it tomorrow".

With the increasing craze of leading a fast paced life and affection of smart gadgets, lethargy has become second nature to us.

All we need is a steady mindset and balance. Each one of us loves to get compliments from others and feel good within. Here are interesting tips that could help you to stay active and fit for longer period of time:

  • Use public transport: In day to day life, we use car even for travelling small distances. Instead, prefer walking or take the aid of using public transport facilities. This little practice can become a habit.

  • Being social: With the invention of various social applications and short messaging services, our life just seems to be limited inside four walls. In a week, spare out some time for your friends and acquaintances. Staying socially connected could increase your networking skills and open up opportunities. Sharing lunch and ideas during lunch time could work wonders.

  • Using old techniques: Nowadays, you may spot various Bollywood actors using the effective methods of cycling for staying fit. You can use them too for maintaining your physique. Start with short distances and then gradually increase.

  • Climbing stairs: Do you know why our forefathers were fit and happy, and thus less prone to diseases? The best known reason is that they didn't have any machines or equipment to do their work. Lifts, for example, are one of the major causes of laziness for those working outdoors. Try using stairs instead of lift whenever you can.

  • Cleanliness is the way: The best way to get active and burn some calories is to clean your wardrobe and room on your own, with minimal help from others. It also helps to increase flexibility, blood circulation and muscle nerve coordination.

  • Pre-organising things could aid a lot in increasing your activity levels. Why rely on magical wands when moulding our lifestyle is just a habit away!