Our expert says:
I agree completely with what Teddy says on the forum - spot reduction is a myth, it doesn't work and so what you should aim for is overall fitness gains and the rest will take care of itself. Now, going about this is quite tough. The first thing is to make sure that you are medically cleared for exercise. As you get older, starting any exercise programme becomes a little more complicated and I do suggest that you check with your doctor before starting that everything is OK to exercise.
Once you start, the ultimate goal is to do 4 or 5 days a week of about 30 to 45 minutes. However, you have to build up slowly, or you will injury yourself. My advice is that you do one of our Shape Up programmes, which you will find at the following address:
Here you will see a number of options for training programmes. My advice would be to choose the Shape up for Summer programme (the first or second one) and then go for that.
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