Fitness is always a great thing to get into even if you do not want to build big muscles or become a professional athlete. Fitness is always a great thing to have and to keep up with every day. It is recommended by doctors to get at least a half hour of light exercise every day.
That can be just walking. The key is consistency and that is something you need to remember. It really helps to have an active lifestyle like when you are always up and doing stuff. That is what it is all about.
For those who are out of shape. You should start off slow because if you get right into something strenuous like weight training then you will be so sore the next day you might give up for a week. But only you can have good judgement on you body so it your call.
I am active but I have a few pounds I want to lose. Start doing really basic exercises just about every day. A great work out plan to start off would be to do body weight exercises three or four days a week. Exercises like push ups and body weight squats have very good benefits for you body and prepare it for more intense fat burning exercises later on.
I would like to build muscle but I do not want to be huge. Many people just want to get fit and be a little thick. There is really no need to worry because the guys who have huge muscles do nothing but lift weights and take a bunch of supplements. I would suggest eating more and include more protein in your diet. Also make sure you master the basics like push ups and body weight squats. Really though by doing this is will end up building muscle faster later on because these are key exercises to build your stabilizer muscles.