Always listen to your body. Don't be afraid to start as slowly as you need to when you first exercise or start back into it after being away for some time. Even if you begin with 2 or 3 mins, it;s far better than not starting at all. Go for it!!!
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Last year I trained for my first marathon, quite an undertaking for someone who is overweight and leads a busy life. However, I found that the more I ran the lower my stress was. I was working crazy overtime, raising 2 small children, maintaining a relationship and running 10-15 hours per week, between 4 and 22 miles at a shot. I found that my Sunday 20-mile run wasn't leaving me exhausted for the work week. On the contrary, I was more alert at work and more energized with my family.
It requires almost no equipment. Just start slowly and wear comfortable shoes.
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