How should I start from ground zero with exercise at home?
October 3, 2013 1:29 PM Subscribe
I'm in decent shape, but I don't exercise at all, and I have no clue where to start. I'm 40, 5'10" and 140 pounds.. I'm neither looking to lose or gain weight. I'm not trying to get ripped abs or anything like that. I just want to be healthy and fit, and if I could gain some strength along that way that'd be a nice bonus.
posted by Mr Ected to health & fitness (29 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I thought about starting with sit ups and push ups, but I've read that sit ups aren't good for your back, and I'd really like to make sure I'm taking care of my back. I guess you could say that's a priority. Due to the kind of work I do, I often sit with really bad posture, so I'd like to exercise to keep my back healthy and help get my body in better shape.
Where do I start? What would a daily exercise routine be (say, 5X a week)? I have no interest in joining a gym. Maybe someday, but right now, I'm looking for a plan to begin at home.