If sprints, burpees and P90X is too advanced for you, here are some ideas to help you ease into getting into shape. The following exercises are recommended by Medical Daily for newcomers to fitness who may be overweight or obese:

Walking – Slow walking burns extra calories for those carrying around extra weight because they have to exert more energy than a normal-weight person.

Exercise Ball Workouts – Ab machines found in gyms or at-home contraptions can be challenging to use for those who carry excess fat around their midsection. However, it is crucial abdominal muscles are engaged in order to expedite the weight loss process in that area. Exercise balls can be used for abdominal crunches by lying on your back, setting your ankles onto the ball, and lifting upward with your core and both arms behind your head.

Aqua Aerobics – While the water makes you feel lighter by helping to support your body weight, it also lessens the impact on your joints.

Seated Stationary Bike – It provides a backrest optimal for overweight or obese people who haven’t developed a strong enough abdominal core to hold them upright long enough.

Group Exercise Classes – There’s nothing like the camaraderie of others with a common goal to help motivate you.

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