Exercise has been taken up by many within the last year due to the pandemic and everything being closed. With gyms reopening and many still working out from home, an expert has shared top movements that can help aid weight loss both at home and at the gym.
Exercising is a crucial part of keeping healthy and it can reduce the risk of developing several diseases.
Regular activity can have immediate and long-term benefits and hitting 10,000 steps every day is a target for some.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Daria Gambles from Contour, has shared some of the best body movements for weight loss.
The expert said: “Some of the best moves you can do are body weight moves – squats, lunges, press ups, planks, pull-ups, etc.
Increasing muscle size can help to increase the number of calories we burn at rest as it increases the body’s metabolic rate.
Daria added: “With kettlebells, there are lots of variations you can do – squats, above your head, pull up at the side, you can swing the kettlebell, you can do American swings, just full compound explosive moves that will burn calories.
“You can also do leg extensions and sit ups with it – you don’t need a lot of space, you can create little circuits in your area.”
What’s more, these exercise movements can be completed both at home and at the gym.
The expert also shared how dieting is not necessary to lose weight and those looking to shift the pound should watch their calories instead.
In order to lose weight, slimmers must be eating in a calorie deficit.
This means that the number of calories eaten doesn’t exceed the number of calories burnt by the body each day.
Daria went on: “You want to make sure you are not eating more calories that you burn – and be more mindful of what you are eating , track your calories, or just be more mindful of what you put on your plate in terms of portion control.
“The source of the food is also always important – making sure you are getting a good level of protein, enough vegetables, fibre, good fats, olive oil and complex carbs such as with wholemeal rice, potatoes, pasta and veggies.”
Food sources are extremely important for weight loss as high protein foods can help to keep you fuller for longer, reducing the need for snacking throughout the day.