I recently read an excellent article on getting started on improving your fitness and health.
Here’s how to meet your summer fitness goals, starting today
What I like about this article:
Actionable advice. These are things you can do now. Not in six months, not eventually - now. What can you do today and then do tomorrow?
Slow and steady. It's not a "how to get abs in the minimum time!" approach nor does it over-promise. It's about getting moving a little more than you move now, getting lifting a little more than you do now, and getting your diet a little better than it is now. And then repeating that - moving slowly to your destination.
Not only that, but it takes pains to tell you not to do too much to start. Holding back the enthusiasm of a convert to a more healthy lifestyle is hard - but it's critical to long-term success.
What I don't like:
Weak diet advice. It's good advice, but it's a bit narrow and overly specific. If you want something a little more broad and useful, check out this post at Precision Nutrition.
Otherwise, it's great!