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Michael Mosley: Exercise is ‘key’ for weight loss & ‘crucial’ to prevent re-gain of fat


Dr Michael Mosley often shares his weight loss tips with slimmers online as well as on television. He is the creator of The Fast 800 – a diet plan that helps people lose weight quickly.

“Not only is it a highly effective way to get fit, it’s also unbelievably quick, which means there’s no excuse not to do it.

“I recommend just 10 minutes on a static bike three times a week, plus quick strengthening exercises which don’t require special equipment.

“In case you’ve never tried HIIT, it involves a few very short bursts of strenuous exercise carried out in succession.

“Exercising in this way can help improve your aerobic fitness in a relatively short time.”

Dieters can lose weight even by sitting less and moving more, according to Doctor Mosley.

He continued: “Studies have shown that in order to lose weight, you need to combine three types of activity: high-intensity interval training (HIIT); low-intensity, or ‘incidental’ activity; and resistance training.

“Insulin resistance, which leads to raging hunger and all sorts of problems including raised blood sugar levels, often starts with inactivity.

“If you don’t use your muscles enough, then over time, fat builds up inside the muscle fibres and insulin resistance develops.

“The best way to reverse this is to get more active.

“Sit less, move more. You can start by sitting less.”

The nutrition expert added: “If you spend a lot of time sitting continuously – and many of us sit for over eight hours a day – then the sugar and fat that you eat will just sit around in your arteries causing problems, rather than being dumped in your muscles where they will get burnt as fuels.”

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