For many people who are overweight starting an exercise program can be quite difficult.
What you need to understand is that you don’t have to immediately start going out for long-distance runs. In fact to do so if you are quite overweight could be detrimental to your health.
In the beginning of an exercise program it is better to start by going for walks and don’t be too concerned if initially they are short walks and slow ones at that.
You can’t expect to run before you walk and you will find that once you start taking the steps towards your goal it will become easier and easier.
Even if you don’t like exercise you need to be aware of the fact that exercise is one of the fastest ways for you to reduce weight and improve your health and speed up your metabolism to help reach your goals.
The more exercise you do, the more energetic you will become and this in turn makes it a lot easier for you to achieve your daily activities.
Exercise also helps to flush out toxins in the body and improve your digestive system with increased blood flow throughout the body so even small levels of exercise are going to benefit to some degree.
Any exercise that involves the use of resistance such as weightlifting will boost your ability to lose weight considerably as muscle burns fat and any muscle that you can build will help to lower your fat levels.
These resistance training type exercises also help to increase the strength of your bones that is very important as you age.
If possible, it is good to have some physical activity each day and at least you should assign time to do a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise three times per week.
If you find that you can’t do that initially don’t be too concerned as you will build up to it before too long and most people end up enjoying it and make it part of their regular lifestyle.