Only you can decide how to solve this challenge. There may always be an excuse not to exercise, but only you can decide how to make regular exercise part of your healthy lifestyle.
You don’t have to do vigorous exercise like running to reduce your risk of heart disease. If you do at least moderate aerobic exercise, you still gain the health benefits by walking briskly at a 3 — 4 miles per hour pace, or by doing other activities at a vigorous pace, like gardening, vacuuming.
Not true. Every bit helps. Only twelve weeks of regular exercise improves your fitness measurably on an exercise treadmill, but all exercise improves your blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides levels, even briefly.
You’re never too old or too young! Of course, it’s important to start modestly and build up gradually, especially if you have history of medical problems. Ask your doctor. But even if you are healthy, starting slowly is best, to figure out what kind of exercise you like and to learn how to avoid pains and injuries.
No, women lack enough testosterone to “bulk up.”
Instead, it will tone the muscle beneath the fat in that region. Only losing weight overall will decrease fat.
Exercise does burn calories, but you must be cautious not to assume it burns so many that you can abandon careful eating habits.
Moderate aerobic exercise increases calorie burning for up to 40 minutes afterwards and may slightly increase your resting calorie expenditure.
Not true! See above for all the other benefits.
No, only if you don’t reduce calories and stop exercising! Caloric needs decline as you age, especially after age 30. So if you keep eating the same amount without increasing your energy output, you will gain weight.
Not true. Fitness is a function of heart and lung endurance, body composition (percent body fat), muscular strength, and flexibility. A person can be fit according to some of these measures and less fit according to other measures.