Fitness is an important element in your journey to living your healthiest lifestyle. Though it really only accounts for 20% of your weight loss efforts, it still is an essential tool for staying healthy, keeping your GI system moving, and your heart and muscles working efficiently. Exercise helps to prevent disease such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other diseases. Exercise helps to improve stamina, using energy to keep you going through aerobic exercises such as walking, running, biking, and swimming. Fitness strengthens and tones your muscles, through the use of weights and other resistance bands and machines, t-straps, as well as your own body weight. Yoga and stretching helps with flexibility which helps to reduce risks of injury. Learning proper postures and positioning for each form of exercise is crucial in providing the correct impacts on the muscles and bones while preventing injury up the kinetic chain of movement.