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How to burn more calories

How to burn more calories

We all know how to burn calories in the conventional, boring way. Going to the gym, using the treadmill at home, or jogging outside are all ways to burn energy.

However, did you know that you do not have to dedicate your time especially to working out in order to lose weight? You are burning calories without even knowing it, simply by living your everyday life. Moreover, in this article we will explore ways to burn even more without going to the gym.

How to burn more calories

If you cringe at the idea of a gym workout, or are not into sports in general, you will be pleased to learn that you are actually working out without realizing it, and you have the potential of burning more calories.

Many people do not realize that by doing everyday activities, you can lose weight. Small things like doing the dishes, mowing the lawn, and typing on the keyboard, that may seem insignificant are actually doing you good. They are boosting your metabolism rate, or the speed at which you digest foods. This is why people whose jobs involve manual labor are usually thinner and in better shape than others whose jobs are behind desks.

Studies suggest that engaging in more small daily activities can make you burn 300 more calories than you normally would, which can make you lose one kilo every two weeks.

So instead of watching television in your spare time, why not take into consideration these activities that can actually be good for you without wearing you out: washing the dishes, rearranging your room, cleaning the house, playing with the kids, biking, etc.

Of course, these activities will not give you the same results as a regular workout and healthy eating will, but they can be helpful for those busy days when you can’t work it into your schedule to go to the gym or for a jog.

Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.