I’m 5 foot 7 and looking to lose about 20 to 25 pounds. I want to know about some exercises that will be great for my body and won’t make me cramp up. I like to run but I get winded pretty easily. Do you know any exercises that would be right for me?
Be aware that losing 20 to 25 pounds is a project that will take some time. Be patient and persistent. Since you didn’t mention your current weight, make sure you are being realistic with your weight-loss goal.
Cross-training with aerobic activities would be an ideal way for you to make fitness fun and lasting. Alternate between activities — walking one day, swimming or cycling the next. You may want to walk/run to make your sessions more intense without being too difficult.
Begin by walking for four minutes, running for one minute. As you get stronger, walk for three minutes and run for two until you can run for four and walk for one minute.
Don’t forget to weight-train at least twice a week. By increasing your muscle mass, you will burn more calories even at rest. Your basal metabolic rate will increase and this will make it easier to maintain a healthy body weight.