6 Tips For Burning More Calories In The UAE

Whether you want to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight there are small things you can do everyday to burn more calories in the UAE. Simple things that everyone can easily fit into their saily schedule.
6 ways to burn more calories in the UAE
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Every little helps when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight

Article Contributor: Andrew

For many men and women in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah weight loss is a long journey that takes time and effort.

Quick fix dieting and fad diets rarely work long term which is why you need to start looking at other changes you can make to your lifestyle to both lose weight and keep the weight off.

Starting out on a weight loss program can be a daunting prospect. But, with the help and guidance of a weight loss personal trainer in the UAE the entire is so much easier both on the body and mind.

You don’t need to eat like a rabbit and spend countless hours on a treadmill – that is surely a recipe for failure from the start.

Be sensible about your goals and split these goals into more management chunks (or sub goals). That way it’s much easier to manage, you’ll see results quick and your motivation and focus will always be on the up.

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What else can you do to burn calories during the day in the UAE?

Simply put, the body burns calories for fuel. We don’t need to go into the often confusing scientific side of burning calories for weight loss, a simple formula is all you need.

Calories in x Calories burned = Calorie deficit. In other words, you need to be in a calorie deficit for weight loss to occur.

This is why for many people dieting can work. They reduce the number of calories they consume per day which if it’s under what their body would normally use they will lose weight. However, what you really need to do is add some exercise into the mix for a couple of reasons.

  1. Exercise does burn calories. If you are seated in your job or perhaps you just lead a sedentary lifestyle you are not burning as many calories as you are probably consuming. For most (not all) people this leads to weight gain. Exercise on a daily basis helps you to burn off those excess calories.

  2. Exercise is healthy. As well as helping you lose weight doing more exercise will of course help make you fitter. Small amounts of exercise every day help until you build up your stamina and endurance into a more active lifestyle.

Let’s take a look at some additional ways you can easily burn more calories during the day because every little really does help.

1. Take a walk on your lunch break

If you work in an office or spend much of your working day seated, it’s always a good idea to take a walk on your lunch break. After you’ve eaten, taking a walk will help you stay awake and more alert.

Walking will also help burn off some of the calories you have recently consumed. Eating and then simply sitting around for the remainder of your lunch break can make you feel lethargic and generally induce a lack of energy.

Walking on your lunch break in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah doesn’t have to be done outdoors either. It’s hot during the middle of the day which can of course be a problem. However, even just walking around an air-conditioned building or your local mall can help.

2. Walk while you're on the phone

Every little helps during the day. If you spend time during the day on phone calls, whether it’s for business or socially catching up, use that time to your advantage.

You’d be surprised how many steps you can fit in during longer telephone conversations. Investing in a smart watch to record your steps might surprise you.

So next time your family member or friends calls, get up off the couch and walk around. It will help burn calories and also keep your energy levels elevated.

3. Stretch while you're watching TV

Let’s be honest. Most of us spend far too much time in front of the TV. Especially the younger generation.

However, did you know that you can also burn calories and improve your flexibility and posture while watching your favourite TV show?

Adding a simple, yet effective stretching and flexibility routine to your evening doesn’t need to be hard or take too much time. If you use a personal trainer in Abu Dhabi or Dubai ask them for tips about stretching techniques that can easily be done at home.

4. Take the stairs instead of the elevator

Ok, so this tip on burning calories might not be suitable for everyone. But if you work in an office that has multiple floors or you regularly visit the mall try taking the stairs rather than using the elevator to burn an extra few calories.

If you’re new to exercise and dieting or have a specific fitness goal, taking the stairs every day can really help improve your metabolism and endurance levels.

Plus, even though it might seem difficult at the start you will find over the period of a few weeks or a couple of months that you definitely see an improvement to your fitness levels. And, remember that every little helps when it comes to burning calories efficiently during the day.

5. Stand more than you sit

You might not think this matter but according to a recent study found here you can actually burn more calories while standing compared to sitting.

Plus, standing when you can is much better for your posture than sitting. Some modern offices even have standing desks for staff who tend to work on PC’s all day.

Standing as much as you can as opposed to sitting will help in many way. It will help burn a few extra calories as mentioned above and can also help with posture correction, back ache and much more.

Lounging on the sofa after a long day’s work is something many of us look forward to in the UAE. But, if you can stand for longer during the day make sure you do.

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6. And finally….Do more socially active things

Whether you are in your teens or mid seventies, doing socially active activities really helps burn calories and keeps you active.

We burn calories on a daily basis as part of our normal routines. But, keeping active with outdoor or indoor social activities helps us get fit, lose some weight and stay in shape.

So what kind of activities can you get involved in to burn more calories on a daily or weekly basis?

Swimming – swimming and splashing around in the pool is great in the summer to help keep us cool. But, even though you might not initially realise it, swimming is really helping you stay in shape too. A leisurely swim can help burn more than 200 calories per hour for the average adult. As you can imagine, over the period of a few weeks this calorie loss can help reduce your weight and get you nice and trimmed at the same time.

Yoga classes – Yoga can be a great social activity for all ages. You can try Yoga classes with friends or even as a family group. As well as the obvious stress relief and flexibility benefits that Yoga in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah provides just a 30 minute Yoga class can burn between 150 and 300 calories (depending on the poses involved)

Dancing – Whether you’re an old time music sort of person or someone who likes a more highly energetic style of music, dancing can really help you burn calories and even tone up your muscles. Of course dancing is one of the most fun activities you can have too which is great for your mental health in the UAE.

In Summary.....

Being active can really help you burn some extra calories during the day. You don’t have to be active all day and it doesn’t need to turn into a chore. Just add little bits of extra activity to your day when and where you can fit them in and in a few weeks you’ll be noticing the difference.

If you’d like additional tips and information about the best ways for you to lose weight, the UAE Personal Trainers website can help you find a great coach in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman or RAK who has the training experience and knowledge of nutrition that you need to succeed.

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