Here it is another Monday morning, and all over the world bazillions of people are starting a weight loss program RIGHT NOW. The take away from every single healthy weight loss plan is that you must incorporate the dynamic duo — “diet” and exercise–in order to reach your goals. Sure, there are other ways to get there, but this pair is the most effective, efficient and healthiest! If today is that day for you, don’t get too caught up in which exercise is best. No matter what exercise you choose, you’ll be burning calories while you simultaneously make your heart and lungs more fit, your bones and muscles stronger and lower your risk for diabetes, Alzheimer’s and all types of cancer. I am often frustrated by articles, trainers and facilities that are trying to reinvent the wheel. Certainly, there are many, many different ways to get our daily dose of exercise, and certainly some will burn more calories than others, some will offer more core work, some will find us on fancy equipment and some may find us working out like our favorite celebrity, but at the end of the day, it’s the exercise that you will do regularly that will help you reach your weight goals. So if today is the day that YOU are starting or restarting your weight loss program, make sure to dust off your sneakers and get moving. There is NOTHING wrong with a brisk walk, or tuning into your favorite music and dancing your ass off for about 30 minutes. Any movement that raises your heart rate and keeps it in a “training” zone is a perfect workout.