Aging doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising in the UAE. Get some great tips on exercise for seniors in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. PT for elderly fitness
Article Contributor: PT Bruna
The UAE Personal Trainers website will help you find the best personal trainer in your local area. Whether you are looking for a coach for general fitness, pre and post natal training, female only fitness or even to learn Yoga. Only fully qualified personal trainers and fitness coaches are listed on the website.
Want to train at home? Many of the PT’s on the UAE Personal Trainers website will come to you for your training sessions at a time to suit you.
Question 1 – In your own words, can you sum up why you think actively taking an interest in nutrition and physical fitness can help people lead healthier lives.
The regular practice of physical exercises in a programmed way, gives the individual innumerable benefits of these benefits.
Here are some of the reasons why I think staying fit and healthy in Abu Dhabi can help you.
Improvement of self-esteem, reduction of the social isolation, stress relief, decrease depression, improvement of physical resistance, improvement of self-image, increased physical and mental well-being, improved lung function.
However, we can’t forget diet. The way you eat is very important.
Proper nutrition can prevent disease and make life healthier, nutrients are substances in foods that provide energy for the body to function, I always tell my clients in Abu Dhabi, “Without energy from food, you will not have enough energy to train properly.”
Question 2 – Overall, how important do you think nutrition is when it comes to lifestyle and why?
Having a natural diet that has great nutrients, helps to lead a long and healthy life.
If someone has bad eating habits this attitude can cause serious health problems such as stress, obesity, cardiovascular problems, hair loss and some serious diseases.
Therefore, I do truly believe that good nutrition is just as important physical exercise.
Question 3 – As a personal trainer, what methods and techniques do you use to ensure your nutrition is in good shape and your weight is manageable? For example, do you count calories, macros, protein content etc.
I have a healthy lifestyle, and my daily nutrition intake ensure I lead a fit and healthy life. I eat fruits, vegetables, good carbs, good fats and protein, but without dietary restriction. However, I don’t cut everything out of my diet. I do eat things like chocolate and crisps etc but not often.
Healthy living is eating real food for at least 90% of your total diet. When I have a goal for my body, I request a diet from my nutritionist and follow this diet strictly.
Question 4 – How many times per week do you physically work out to ensure you stay in great shape?
I like to train at least 4 times a week to keep myself in great shape.
Question 5 – For cardio fitness what is your favourite exercise type and why?
I like to do my cardio respiratory training on the bike, it is a pleasant way to perform an aerobic exercise. HIIT is also a training method I do because I can perform a high intensity workout in a short time.
Question 6 – For muscle building and strength what are your favourite exercise types?
Free weights are my normal go-to exercise type for building strength. However, body weight training can really help too. Body weight exercises can easily be done at home or outdoors with no equipment.
Bruna’s top 10 tips when it comes to personal training, physical fitness and nutrition in Abu Dhabi are: