General tips for losing weightIn addition to making healthy dietary decisions, exercise is integral to losing weight."This is because your body nee
General tips for losing weight
In addition to making healthy dietary decisions, exercise is integral to losing weight.
“This is because your body needs energy (calories) in order to move. So, as well as having a whole host of benefits for your health, exercise can help you to burn more calories,” explains Bupa.
As a first step, think about reducing the time you spend being inactive – for instance, watching television, using a computer or playing video games, advises the health body.
Once you’ve started building up the amount of exercise you do, it says to aim for the following over the course of a week:
- At least 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate-intensity exercise
- At least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity such as running
- Shorter durations of very vigorous-intensity activity such as sprinting
- A combination of different intensity activities.