Whilst a lot of people decide to start living a healthier, fitter lifestyle as soon as the New Year rolls round, there's no reason why you can't start making changes at any time of the year. Eating well and exercising regularly doesn't have to be a chore and it also doesn't have to include completely changing your current diet or spending every day working out at the gym. Here at Simply Beach we recommend you throw those fad diets out of the window (because let's face it, they never last!), and instead take positive steps towards more permanent solutions which will make you feel much better than completely cutting out your favourite carbs. This easy to follow guide will also walk you through making sensible food and drink swaps which won't make you pine for sugar, as well as the gym equipment and work outs to utilise in order to focus on particular areas of the body you want to tone up. On top of this, we have picked out some of our favourite core work out exercises that you can try at home at any time. The hardest thing about changing habits can often be knowing how to setting realistic goals - we have some great tips to help you scale down your objectives so that they are achievable. Often on the go? We've chosen the best smartphone apps out there to help you keep track of your progress every step of the way, from calorie intake to having your own portable personal trainer in your pocket.