I am a 30-year-old office worker who has been leading a sedentary lifestyle for several years. I spend most of my day sitting in front of a computer and hardly get any physical exercise. As a result, I have gained a lot of weight and feel very unfit. I have decided that it's time to make a change and become more active, but I am not sure where to start.
I would like to know if there are any recommended strategies that I should follow when transitioning from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one. I am aware that sudden changes in physical activity can be dangerous, so I want to do this in a safe and healthy way.
Should I start with small exercises, such as walking or biking, and gradually increase their intensity over time? Or should I jump straight into more rigorous physical activities like running or weightlifting? What about diet - should I focus on changing my eating habits before or after I start getting active?
Any guidance, tips or advice from people who have successfully made the transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.