‘I’m a doctor and two types of exercise are best to burn fat and boost your metabolism’

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Diet and exercise are both important when trying to lose weight or stay in shape.

Working out is a great way to burn some extra calories and specific types of exercise can help dieters shift more fat, an expert exclusively told GB News.

Chief medical advisor at the National Council on Aging Dr Raj Dasgupta advised pairing cardio moves with resistance training for optimal results.

He told GB News: “Combining cardio and strength training is great for weight loss. Try running, cycling, swimming, or brisk walking to burn calories.

Resistance training is good for boosting the metabolism


“Add weight lifting or bodyweight exercises to build muscle and boost your resting metabolism. “Resistance training can boost the metabolism which ultimately helps the body to burn more fat. “A slow metabolism burns fewer calories, which means more get stored as fat in the body,” experts at Harvard Health state. “That’s why some people have difficulty losing weight by just cutting calories. A fast metabolism burns calories at a quicker rate, which explains why some people can eat a lot and not gain extra pounds.”

​The doctor recommended cardio workouts, many of which can be done for free or without a gym membership.

Simply getting your steps up by walking, jogging or running is a quick and economical way to burn more calories and fat.

For those looking for a more energetic workout, high intensity interval training (HIIT) is another quick method that requires little space or equipment.

This involves doing short bursts of exercise followed by short rests. Common moves during a HIIT session include burpees, mountain climbers, high knees, lunges and squats. Dr Raj added: “HIIT mixes intense bursts with recovery periods to help burn fat. Keep your routine varied to avoid plateaus and stay motivated.”LATEST DEVELOPMENTS Walking and running can produce great results PA Experts have shared how to “burn fat when not exercising” by adding three movements into your routine. They shared three fat-burning exercises: Rhythmic whole body exercises such as mountain climbers, jumping squats and, of course, burpees Whole body static exercises such as plank holds, wall squats – nothing says burn like an isometric hold Pilates series of five (Single Leg Stretch, Double Leg Stretch, Single Straight Leg Stretch, Double Straight Leg Stretch and Criss Cross)

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