Often, the time we spend exercising is precious, and we want to get the best use out of it. This is why it boggles my mind when I see folks cheating at the gym. Doing things to make your workouts easier or less strenuous may seem to be a good idea, but in the end it's just a waste of time. Small things like lifting weights that are too light, holding on to the handles while on a cardio machine, and not pumping up the resistance in a spinning class (we're all guilty of that) may not be a big deal, but you are also not doing yourself any favors. In order to fully reap the benefits of your exercise, try your hardest to exercise to your fullest potential. Keep your eye on your goal (or goals), and remember that even though it may seem hard at times, it's all in the name of good health.