The line between taking it too easy after an illness or injury and rushing your recovery is a fine one. But as long as you’re careful about your training, there is almost always something you can do to stay active.
Fitness Q & A
If calorie burn is your priority, and especially if you're pressed for time (which pretty much includes everyone), you want to get as much mileage out of your workouts as possible. That means exercising smarter and harder, but it doesn't always have to mean longer workouts.
When it comes to setting an end goal, it’s important to really think about which result is doable for you both physically and mentally.
You can keep your outdoor workouts going year-round with this advice on what to wear to exercise when temperatures dip.
What's really important to understand is what "fit" means and what "overweight" means relative to your health.