In addition to making healthy dietary decisions, exercise is integral to losing weight.
“This is because your body needs energy (calories) in order to move. So, as well as having a whole host of benefits for your health, exercise can help you to burn more calories,” explains Bupa.
As a first step, think about reducing the time you spend being inactive – for instance, watching television, using a computer or playing video games, advises the health body.
Once you’ve started building up the amount of exercise you do, it says to aim for the following over the course of a week: