With the UK in an obesity epidemic, the NHS recommends doing some type of physical activity every day. Whether it’s a short walk or a long run, the NHS states that “any type of activity is good for you”.
“The energy you consume, your entire physical effort, is made up of various components.
“Firstly, your basal metabolic rate, which is the energy your body needs to function at rest and to carry out life-sustaining actions such as breathing and pumping the heart.
“Second, your body uses a small amount of energy to digest, which is the thermal effect of food.
“After all, your body uses energy for exercise, movement during exercise, and during any other non-exercising activity, your daily living activities.”
“This can be achieved by reducing energy or food intake, which is often referred to as a diet.
“Or it can be done by increasing your energy output through exercise.
“Regular exercise enables you to create the calorie deficit necessary for weight loss, and you can combine both with diet to maximize your calorie deficit and increase weight loss.”
But what kind of exercise should you do regularly?
According to the expert, “any exercise is a good exercise” and “any exercise burns calories”.
Dr. Oluwajana continued, “Regular exercise is necessary to achieve successful weight loss.
“If you are new to exercising, it is a good idea to start with lower-intensity activities.
“Activities like walking or cycling are ideal, and bodyweight exercises like squats and lunges can easily be incorporated into low-impact workouts.
“Then as you gain confidence and get fitter, you can gradually increase the intensity of your exercise.
“You could try higher-impact activities like running, add more dynamic movement to bodyweight exercises, and introduce some resistance with weights.
“The key is to start small and build up slowly, because pushing too hard too soon will make it less fun and can even lead to injuries.”