In the modern era of technology, it can be a difficult task to stay in shape. We spend much of our time sitting at computers typing away, both for fun and for work, so it’s only natural that our overall fitness suffers. After all, fitness always took care of itself for our ancient ancestors who had to fight for survival day in and day out.

Nowadays, however, danger is a foreign concept to many of us, and we have too much, if anything, of everything we need. However, all it takes to get in shape, or stay in shape, is some discipline and some basic know how. Here are a few tips.

For starters, reshaping your day to day habits will drastically improve your life. For example, avoiding processed foods in favor of home cooked meals using fresh ingredients will improve your health dramatically. Another way to improve your health with a simple change is to just sit less. Sitting for hours on end weakens our core muscles and leads to back problems, so get up off the couch and just stand. If standing to work or play doesn’t do it for your, go for a walk once in awhile.

Next up is finding a workout routine. The internet and technology have made this the easiest part. Youtube can provide a bevy of different workout routines to choose from. You can experiment with various routines until you find the one that’s right for you. Remember not to push yourself too hard. You’ll get to where you need to be if you keep at it, so don’t let frustration drive you to hurt yourself.

When it comes to weight loss, the first tip on this list will help, but if you need more help, it’s out there. Avoiding sweets and soda will give way to huge losses. Trust me on that one. I know from experience. You can also try a program like Nutrisystem to help you shed the pounds.