Ultimately, weight loss is about calories in versus calories out, not about what specific type of exercise you do.
And when it comes to exercise, the most important thing is that you do it regularly. And from this perspective, I think it makes sense to pick something you enjoy.
What is enjoyable depends very much on the individual.
Some people love the social aspect of a group fitness class at the gym eg. Zumba. For others, working out in front of other people is their worst nightmare.
Some people like the controlled environment of gym equipment (eg. treadmill, elliptical), while others dislike the repetitive nature of gyms and very much like running/walking/cycling outside.
Another favorite for many are exercise videos that they can do in the privacy of their own home.
Just pick something that sounds enjoyable to YOU, as this makes it more likely that you will stick with it in the long term.
About the only thing to watch with exercise is that you include both cardio AND strength training in your overall program. ST is overlooked by many, but the truth is that without ST, up to 25% of your weight loss can come from muscle rather than fat, and as muscle burns calories even at rest, this can hurt your longer term weight loss efforts. ST helps maintain your existing muscle mass, and ensure that more of your weight loss comes from fat alone.
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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