8 Important ExerciseTraining Tips

Whether you've been exercising for years or have just embarked on an fitness program, don't forget some of these basic workout tips.

1. Start Out Slowly - Don't try to make up for recent inactivity by overdoing any exercise program.

2. Use The Right Equipment - Make sure your exercise equipment is in good, safe working order.

3. Watch Your Form - Now that you're exercising, get the most out of it by using the proper form and techniques.

4. Set Small Goals - Small goals are easier to achieve and will help to keep you motivated.

5. Watch Your Diet - With the extra demands exercise places on your body you need the proper fuel, pay closer attention to your nutritional needs.

6. Get Plenty Of Rest - With the increase in activity, your body needs rest to help ensure you get the best results.

7. Drink Lots Of Water - Whether it's the demands of the warm summer weather or the cold dry air of winter, your body needs plenty of water to stay properly hydrated.

8. Consult A Physician - Be sure to check with your doctor before embarking on any new exercise program.