If you’re not used to any exercise, then please consult your physician to see what your health allows before beginning any program. Small, doable steps are a necessity that realistically push you in the direction of change.
If, however, your exercise regimen is producing little to no results, you may want to consider the fact that you’re not exercising within your target heart rate zone.
Here’s a simple formula for figuring out how many beats per minute you need to reach for a minimum of 20 minutes:
Subtract your age from 220. Multiply this number by: .50 if you are a beginner; multiple by .60 or .70 if you are used to moderate exercise; multiply by .75 if you’re an athlete. The resulting number is the beats per minute your heart needs to reach a fat burning zone.
As always, if weight loss is your goal, please take a look at your food intake. This is usually 80% of the issue!