You have made up you mind, it's time to exercise. Give yourself pat on the back because you've taken the first action to improve your mind and body. There's no doubt that exercise has benefits to lose weight, prevent depression, helps with arthritis. Exercise contributes you to make slim and toned.
It is like diet, you need to keep going if you wish to obtain benefits. This doesn't mean you have to literally spend hours extensively in the gym. You can get all the benefits of exercise from many types and levels.
You have numerous exercise to choose, including walking, running, biking, hiking, dancing, gardening, even when you do house chores. It is essential if you choose physical activity which you really enjoy. Therefore, you can easily turn into habit.
Are you ready to start? The first step is you have to evaluate how fit you are for chosen physical activity. You may consult with your doctor before you start. Especially if you have major health risk.
The second step before you start fitness routine, do warm up and little stretching. Once you have warmed up, you can do three types of exercises; cardiovascular activity, weight training or flexibility training. All these three activities don't have to be done in one day, instead do each in regular basis. This will give you balanced fitness.
Another step is, if you want to carry out certain exercises, do consider to hire a personal trainer or take advantage of free sessions that offered by the gym when you join.