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1    Adding 30 minutes of exercise to your daily schedule can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 15%.  More exercise can reduce the risk even further.

2    Warming up and stretching are two different things.  Be sure to warm up first, then ease into stretching.

3    When done properly, stretching activities increase flexibility which also improves the quality of your workout.

4    If you are trying a new technique or are working with a new machine, ask a trainer for assistance in learning how to perform the exercise properly.

5   Strength-training workouts, and not just cardiovascular exercise, should be preceded by a warm-up and cool-down for better results.

6   Tight, inflexible hamstrings are often at the root of low back pain.

7    More is not always better.  Exercising too much can actually weaken the immune system and compromise its illness-fighting power.

8    If you are overweight, you must lose body fat in order to see the effects of muscle-toning exercises.

9   Nighttime is the wrong time for eating.  This is the time of day when your body needs the fewest calories and nutrients.

10  Fun is an important part of a successful exercise program.  The more fun you have, the more likely you will stick with the program.