A key part of my weight loss program has been doing resistance training. This can be floor exercises (where you move your own body weight around), or it can be weight lifting. Or using resistance bands…
This builds muscle, which burns fat 24/7. Plus, I find it a lot more fun than doing aerobic exercise on the treadmill (which I still do, though).
Women should do these exercises, too. Very few women will “bulk up” too much; rather, you’d be more likely to get toned and look more attractive. For women who’ve have breast cancer surgery and then had swelling in the arms, weight lifting improves this!
Check out this workout book on Amazon. Dr. Roizen used to be my boss; Tracy Hafen used to train me.