Forget fitting into smaller jeans—slimming down can save your life.
Obese women have more aches and pains than normal-weight women, and they worry about injury or just feel too overweight to work out. And many say they are too self-conscious to go to a gym.
Make one change: Talk to your doctor about beginning an exercise program. Or pop in a DVD of an activity you think you’d enjoy. Go slow to build strength and fitness gradually.