So if you don't have to exercise to lose weight, why is it pushed so heavily in the media and magazines? Judging by what you see on TV, online, and on the latest Biggest Loser show, you would assume that the only way to lose weight is to go from couch potato to marathon runner or body builder in the next month...WRONG.
The idea that exercise will fix your weight loss problems is a myth.
Weight loss is 90% nutrition and 10% exercise.
I'll be really upfront with you...yes exercising is important to your health but you don't have to work so hard to get in shape. The best way to exercise is to do it regularly, with a gradual buildup in the duration and intensity of the workout over a period of time. The body doesn't respond well to having sudden demands placed on it, such as a person who rarely exercises soundly participating in intense physical activity. People think they have to go to a gym to get fit...WRONG.
My personal experience in the past year has been walking and working on the farm. Yes lifting 50 pounds of feed is hard work but you don't have to work that hard.
My recommendation is walking to start off with. It's a great cardio workout. You burn calories and get your heart pumping. After that for more extense workouts I would suggest functional training. Functional training helps us do everyday chores easier like going to the grocery store, doing laundry and cleaning. I can coach you on an at home program that won't burn you out. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are intetested in this program.
***Anyone who wishes to start a new exercise program should consult with a physician before starting.***