I think exercise is like food in that I don't want to have to 'diet' my exercise. I know that I always feel better after I exercise, and in fact it is a big seratonin creator in my life. So I try to do it everyday. Some days that only means 10 minutes of walking or a 10 minute SP video (or other 10 minute workouts I have). I don't beat myself up over it and I don't deny other parts of my life to get it done. That said I can pretty much align my binge days with non workout days.
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I don't think there is consensus on this issue, but I know you need to start where you are. It's always better to ease into these changes. The body loves homeostasis, so it responds to gradual steps with a lot less resistance.
If you're talking about having an exercise goal for health, it will be much more moderate than for weight loss. It might be good to post this question on the message board for fitness and exercise, as I think the coaches peruse the questions there regularly and will jump in with expertise when they think it is needed.
In the meantime, go for a walk, wiggle around to some music at home, or do whatever doesn't take a lot of prep. If there are activities you love, go do them more. If not, keep experimenting until you find something that charges you up. (Hint: it might not happen the first time you try!) You will have fun, sooner or later!
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