What type & how much exercise is recommended?
If you haven't been exercising at all, be sure to check with your doctor first to make sure your exercise plan is appropriate for you.
Once you're deemed ready, adopt a slow pace. Start with gentle walking. You can take short walks throughout the day or go on a single long one. Make a commitment to walk every day, even if your walk is a short one. Gradually increase the distance and time spent walking once you reach a comfort level.
Of course, in addition to walking, you may begin with any exercise that you enjoy. You may try incorporating a variety of exercises such as walking, stair climbing, biking, weight training, aerobics, swimming, pilates, etc. Some people choose the guidance of a personal trainer to help establish an individualized exercise program.