If you are over weight and stressed out you need to do something about it. Exercising would be great for both, you might say sure it will help for weight loss but how is it going to help with stress? Well it has been proven to help with stress but its not necessarily going to help you. But it is worth a try since you are already over weight, and besides everybody needs to eat right and exercise as well. So, the first thing you need to do is find a diet plan that will get you on the right track to losing weight. The second thing you need to do is create a fitness training routine based around exercises that help you workout the parts of your body that need it. There are so many different exercises to do to help your body, reading up on all the different exercises there are will help you.
Creating a fitness training routine can be a little tricky if you have never done it before. You have to make sure you add both upper body and lower body exercises to your workout to insure you get an all around workout. You can workout on fitness equipment for your upper body, and for your lower body you can run, bike, and there are so many other different exercises you can do. Swimming is also a very good activity to participate in, you workout almost every muscle in your body while swimming. An hour of swimming a day will help you burn calories and get in shape really fast. It will also help your breathing which will in turn help your running. You could think about getting involved in playing recreational sports like basketball or softball to help keep you active. Hiking is another great activity you can do, you can even turn it into an event for the whole family.
Whatever you chose to do to stay in shape, a healthy body helps keep a healthy mind. Any cardio activity done before meditation really seems to help you achieve that meditative state better. After all that motion you appreciate the stillness even more.