The anti-inﬂammatory environment (multiplication of muscle cytokines – IL6, blah blah…) provided by regular participation in exercise is linked to a reduction in chronic inflammation and a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Regular exercise helps reduce hypertension and improves/increases HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. So, even if you can’t out-exercise a bad diet in terms of weight loss, there are still positive health benefits to TRYING by engaging in resistance and cardiovascular training. There’s nothing wrong whatsoever w/ the aesthetic component of being overweight/obese. To each their own. Unfortunately, it’s rare to be either and not suffer from health issues directly related to being in that condition. You know it, your physician knows it (if you bother to see one) and I know it…your quality of life is suffering and on top of that your longevity is at risk (depending on how rapidly the quality of your life is diminishing that may be preferable). A good trainer can easily help you develop a proper (effective/safe) exercise routine. A great trainer can help you tackle the tough stuff: consistency and patience, as well as navigating through that jungle of misinformation we refer to as nutritional confusion. It’s called personal training because no two people are the same in terms of how they achieve their desired end-state. Most of a trainer’s effort will be focused on getting inside a client’s brain-housing unit.