I am over weight. What is the best exercise for me. My heart rate on average is 120.

Aquatic exercise. Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving.

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I am 100 pounds over weight. I am eating better and exercising, but I have some issues that are bothering me. My heart rate is always high, even at rest. And I worry about my sleep, because I'm always tired. I am almost always completely exhausted. Any I

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