Cardio seems to work best for me. I have invested in a 3# hula hoop and am having lots of fun burning calories. I spend more time bending over to pick it up but hey, that's exercise too. Good luck. 2455 days ago
As Getstrongrrr says, it really does depend on your fitness level. Make sure you feel like you are pushing yourself - a stroll vs. a walk can be a world of difference. If you don't feel you can walk at a faster pace then walk at a higher incline (hills).
I like to do old school exercises too. (again, modify to YOUR fitness level). Jumping jacks, skipping rope, push ups, bicycle legs, etc. I personally can't jump due to my knees, so I have to modify my jumping jacks and I can't jump rope. But I can march in place until winded, or lay on my back and air pedal a bike.
Lastly, the most important thing, is to make sure it is something you will DO. Doing something that you hate is a sure-fire way to stop doing it!
Depending on your fitness level, you should find a way to get your heart rate up. I like to work out with a heart rate monitor. My goal is to get my heart rate to 80% of my max for at least 20 minutes of a 45-60 min workout.
If you're just starting out, walk more.....try to get up to 60-120 minutes of walking. break them up into 4x 30-min walks if you need to
Good luck! 2458 days ago
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