If you are looking at this page, it must mean that you are looking for ways to start an exercise program. Deciding that you want to start an exercise program is the first step, and might I add; I am so proud of you!
Just from living in the world we live in today, we do have a general basis of what is healthy and not so healthy regarding foods. There are confusions though determined by the foods we were raised around. It is always a let down to find out that cheeseburgers and French fries are not at all healthy. However, know that there are always healthier alternatives to most foods and recipes.
The reason why I am speaking of the way we eat is because within an exercise program, it is not only about physical activities. Lifestyle changes are about working out, eating healthier, finding motivation, gaining knowledge, and sticking to it. If we stay informed, and do not allow our self to be blind, while following suggestions, we will get to our target jean size through the appropriate exercise program.
If you have the money, I would suggest going to see a nutritionist and a personal trainer. A nutritionist can help figure out the best diet plan for you. They can go over medical issues, family history, likes, dislikes, etc. A nutritionist can teach you the correct way of eating healthy.
A personal trainer can show you around to the machines, and be your support system. It would be nice to think that we do not need a support system, but sometimes they are very nice to have, especially in the beginning of a new lifestyle change. A personal trainer can walk you through what you need to do to get your desired fitness level. Personal trainers are experienced and educated areas of fitness; which allows them to help all age levels and all fitness levels. A personal trainer and a nutritionist can get you started with an exercise program custom made for you.