[LISTEN] Trying to get your summer body ready? Exercise alone won't do it!

They say that summer bodies are made in winter, and if you're hoping to shed a few kilos over the next couple of months, listen up!

If you were hoping that you could simply run, cycle or swim the extra weight off you'll be disappointed.

Experts say the key factor in weight loss is a healthy balanced diet.

Exercise along cannot reduce weight loss long term, it needs to be done in conjunction with diet.

Dr Philippe Gradidge - From the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at Wits

But don't be disheartened. Not all fat is bad fat. Gradidge says we need to carry a certain amount of fat to survive.

Fat cells are essential for living.

Dr Philippe Gradidge - From the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at Wits

Take a listen to the full interview here:


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