I think it really helps to start with a form of exercise you actually enjoy, as this makes it easier to establish a habit of regular exercise, which is ALWAYS your best bet for weight loss.
Some people enjoy the social aspect of a group fitness class at the gym. For others, working out in front of other people is their very worst nightmare, and they would much rather work out with a DVD in the privacy of their own home.
Some people like dance DVD's or Zumba, which makes exercise fun, rather than a "work" out.
Walking in a park or around their own neighborhood is often a good place to start, as it is simple, moderate in intensity, and requires no special equipment or training.
In terms of strength training, you can get in a great all-body workout in just a few moves:
* pushups (modified, wall or incline pushups if necessary)
* pull-ups/lat pull downs/one armed rows
Most of these moves use your own bodyweight for resistance, a milk jug full of water makes a good (and free) substitute for those requiring dumbbells.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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