As exercise programmes proliferate and research on them gains in sophistication, the standards of what makes exercise beneficial are changing. The notion that a workout should be painful or exhausting - that it should `burn' - has lost its validity, and a growing number of doctors and physiologists affirm that more moderate forms of exercise, which fall under the umbrella term `soft workouts', can improve fitness. One reason for this move toward gentler exercise is the rising incidence of injuries associated with some popular activities, particularly aerobic dance and running. Making soft workouts a part of your fitness programme can be beneficial, since fewer stressful movements reduce the risk of injuries. In providing a series of safe, effective and enjoyable routines, this book will help you toward that goal.