If you are looking to get in shape this summer but don’t know where to start, diet expert Micheal Mosley has suggested two simple exercises for weight loss.
The diet expert has suggested that press ups and squats are the way forward.
Even better, both can be done at home without equipment, meaning you don’t have to spend hours at the gym.
Dr Mosely, who was named “medical journalist of the year” by the British Medical Association, is the creator of the notable 5:2 diet.
The health guru has made multiple TV appearances, offering diet advice and tips for weight loss.
Morning exercises for weight loss
Dr. Michael Mosley said that the two key exercises that help you with your weight loss goals are “press-ups and squats”.
As reported by the Mirror, he recommended the two strength exercises while speaking on a recent episode on BBC Radio 4 podcast Just One Thing – which if practiced on a regular basis has several health benefits besides weight loss.
Convenient to practice anywhere in your home, Dr Mosely explained: “There is just one thing I recommend you add to your daily routine: resistance exercise like press ups.
“There’s fascinating new research on the benefits of strength workouts, how a few minutes of daily resistance exercises – where you don’t need any special equipment – can boost your brain as well as your muscles.”
Press-ups are one of the best low-cost ways to build upper body strength and keep you toned.
He added: “Here is evidence resistance training can improve your sleep.”
Another strength exercise to add to your daily workout routine are the squats.
Similar to press-ups, squats not only help tone your muscles but have also been discovered to be “one of the best exercises around for improving your brain function”.
He recommends doing both exercises early in the day, as it gives you a “full body workout, help[s] your heart, and may even boost your brainpower”.
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Michael Mosley spoke about the importance of combining diet and exercise during a recent appearance of ITV’s This Morning.
He explained: “I don’t think exercise alone is going to help you lose weight but it improves your mood if nothing else. The data suggests if you combine it [diet] with exercise that’s a great way [to lose weight].”
He stressed on the importance of protein for weight loss, adding: “You need at least 50g of good quality protein a day, that preserves your muscle.”
He also advised that a low-calorie, low-protein diet involving just tea or juices ends up with you losing muscle instead of losing fat.
He explained: “Your body needs protein and if it’s not getting it from your diet, it’s getting it from your muscles.”
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