Exercise The Right Way If You're Trying To Lose Weight

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One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. And the best advice for doing so is a good diet and exercise. But suppose you have at least 50 pounds to lose. There are special considerations to take into account when starting to exercise with that goal in mind.

Dr. Scott Mullen, a sports medicine-trained orthopedic surgeon with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital, talks about the difficulty with starting an exercise program when overweight. He also explains the best exercises for overweight people, what kinds of shoes are best, when to consult your doctor and gives his best advice…”Start low and go slow.”