Weight loss is no doubt on the minds of many Britons, with summer still in full swing and summer holidays still approaching.
While summer brings longer days, hotter temperatures and a better social calendar, it doesn’t bring with it any motivation to hit the hot, stuffy gym.
Along with finding the time to visit a gym, gym memberships can also be expensive, with many also being difficult to cancel.
Forgoing the gym this summer, there is one thing in particular that can burn around 1,000 calories an hour – speeding up weight loss.
Skipping has now been revealed as one of the fastest and most effective ways to burn fat.
This playtime favourite can be fun and enjoyable and has now been said to burn 1,000 calories in just 60 minutes.
Skipping came out on top in a list of activities that burn the most calories, even beating out running, cycling, Taekwondo and swimming.
The age-old pastime can be performed almost anywhere, only requiring a simple skipping rope.
Britons can burn hundreds of calories fast and at home, without paying for a pricey gym membership.
Along with being fun, skipping is a full body workout, toning all the muscles and also improving cardiovascular fitness.
While an hour can seem quite intense for skipping beginners, even 10 minutes of the exercise can be hugely beneficial.
In fact, just 10-15 minutes of jumping rope will burn around 200-300 calories – more than most gym workouts.
For skipping beginners, it is recommended to start at 10 minutes and then gradually increase workout time.
Along with being cheap and easy, skipping is also gentle on the joints, appealing to Britons of all ages and shapes.
For those not interested in skipping, there are many other ways to burn calories without painful exercise.
Talking to the Express.co.uk, George Pearse, a personal trainer and Low Impact trainer at FLY LDN revealed the ways to get into shape without undertaking any strenuous, painful or exhausting exercise at all.
Tips included changing the way you travel to work, eating metabolism-boosting foods and bathing in Epsom salts.
Soaking in Epsom salt can help the body release toxins, which over time can cause weight gain, along with a host of health and happiness issues.
Epsom salts contain magnesium and sulphate, which are believed to be absorbed into the body when soaking in the bath, ultimately ridding your body of these unwanted toxins, allowing for potential weight loss and other health benefits.
Dancing was also named as a way to burn calories fast, with an hour of dancing burning around 350 calories.