If you're just starting out on your journey towards better health, congratulations! You need to understand that strength training combined with diet and cardio exercise burns fat far more than cardio and diet alone. But perhaps you've never lifted weights before, how do you get started? Here are six tips.
Scott H. Young's Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Weights
Nerd Fitness - Strength Training 101: Where Do I Start?
It isn't hard to get started. Often the thing holding you back is more mental than physical, but with the right information and a plan in place, you'll be able to get started and start noticing the many benefits that strength training has to offer.