Those looking to stay in shape should aim to base their fitness regimes around tasks which they pursue in everyday life.
Mary Comber, editor of Health & Fitness, acknowledged that a trend that is emerging in many gyms is the functional workout.
She explained: "After all, what's the use of having beautifully toned arms if you can't run for a bus or lift a heavy suitcase with ease?"
As a result of this query, Ms Comber added that people are no longer just getting fit in order to look good, but to also make life's little things easier to handle.
"It's all about creating core strength, flexibility, co-ordination and balance," the expert went on to note.
Good Morning America and Reader's Digest recently highlighted some of their secrets so that Brits can become fitter.
For one, they explained that interval training can do much more good than hitting a treadmill for hours at a time, while a glass of wine a night can act as a fat-releasing agent.
How do you pursue a fitness regime?