The next five posts in this series will give you some easy tips to increase your activity level. Staying active is extremely important for a healthy weight. Not only do you burn calories, you also increase your body’s efficiency at burning calories and help balance your blood sugar and insulin. Moderate exercise also reduces your risk of disease. Exercise Tip #1: Avoid the all or nothing approach. You don’t need to become an overnight fitness buff. Access your current level of activity and decide to take it up one notch. Even a small change in your activity level will make a huge difference in your health over time.