Newbie looking for some advide

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    Newbie looking for some advide

    Hello there, I'm 32 years old, i'm 1.81m height and around 75kg weight, I have bad posture, a beer belly and a double chin (that i hide with my beard), I used to be a really thin person but a lot of beers in my late twenties and some excess on trash food contributed to get some fat in the wrong places (i think!). Lately i've had a lot of headaches, at least 3 times a month and I think it comes from my neck and its because of my posture in front of the computer (i work in front of the computer all day). Because all of this i've decided I need and should get healthier. I haven't work out in a while and I want to start. I've been looking at some programs here but I'm not sure what to do and how to start.
    I was thinking maybe mixing Baseline and Back-and-Core, but i'm not sure.
    I hope someone can give me some guidance as which programs to follow.
    Sorry for the long post.
    PS: I hate running.
    Thanks in advance

    #2
    Hi, jackiec Welcome to the Hive. You've said you haven't worked out in a while but not what base you're starting with, so I'll just assume a base level and work from there. If you are fitter, then by all means, level up on my suggestions. The first thing that came to mind when you wrote about your posture was this workout. Take the fitness test to see which level you're best to start with. Back and Core is a great programme, but if you're just starting out, begin just with one programme. Baseline is good, or you could try Foundation Light which is another great beginning programme. Most importantly - start slowly!! I really cannot emphasise this enough. If you rush things, you can easily injure or just plain tire yourself and then you are less inclined to continue.
    I recommend thinking carefully about what you actually want to achieve. Not vague goals ("I want to be fitter") but specific things. These are infinitely easier to work towards, and in many cases have a measureable gain.
    Look around, think, consider. You say you don't like running - that's understandable, neither did I! - but are there particular exercises/activities that you do like?
    I could go on but I'll stop here and let you have a look around. Ask any questions you like, even if you think they are stupid questions - because, really, there's no such thing as a stupid question! We don't bite. So welcome again, and I hope to see you around.

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      #3
      Plus all the great tips from TopNotch and there is pretty much everything already I would add that if you really don't have the faintest idea where to start, Foundation is probably the best choice, there is a bit of everything and it is the perfect starting point.
      Start with one program, get in the habit of training constantly and then you can add challenges etc easily.
      And welcome

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        #4
        Hello, and welcome, you'll see this is a vert encouraging place.
        A good way to start shedding is not necessarily run, but /walk/. Most cardiology association recommend 10,000 steps/day, it isn't easy if you work from home but more doable if you have an office you got to walk to, colleagues to visit ... And if not (for example I am telecommuting right now) 5,000 steps/day is achievable ; roughly a 45 mins walk if you want to try before getting a podometre.

        And also an important tip : have fun. Find a type of activity or group you enjoy, and you'll stick to it longer!

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          #5
          Back and Core is an amazing choice for posture! You already said, that you hate running, but I have to mention, that going straight into running/jumping with bad posture can actually worsen your situation, so you’ll be better off with exercises for strength, and mobility for now.

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