The panel discusses why exercise is crucial to losing weight and reaching your fitness goals. A few misconceptions are cleared up and emphasis is placed on the fact that you do not have to join a gym to start exercising. The discussion turns to the importance of finding a type of exercise that you enjoy and that you should build on the small victories. The myth that you can not start training at home is also debunked and the fundamentals of burning calories are explained.

One of the USN Body Makeover Challenge winners explains the mental blockages she faced when starting out with a new exercise program. She also gives tips on how to make it easier on yourself if you are a complete beginner to exercise. We learn that goals differ from person to person and that they should constantly be adjusted to individual needs. The importance of establishing some sort of activity as a habit is discussed and guidelines on making those changes are provided.

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