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.