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  • Calories

    1. 1. Calories
    2. 2. What is a calorie? Calories are units of energy The measurement of calories in food is a measure of how much potential energy that food possesses This energy supplies our bodies with a fuel for movement.
    3. 3. Monitoring Calories Each person needs a different number of calories per day, based on these factors: Basil Metabolic Rate (BMR): The minimum amount of energy to keep you alive Physical Activity: The amount of energy used by moving our bodies Thermic Effect of Food: The amount of
    4. 4. Recommended Daily Allowance of Calories Children, teenage girls, active women & sedentary men: ~2,000 calories Teenage boys and active men: ~2,000 calories Sedentary women and some older adults: ~1,600 calories
    5. 5. Burning Calories In order to maintain body weight, the number of calories you take in, needs to equal the number of calories you use as energy 3,500 calories is equal to about 1 pound of fat
    6. 6. Example Activities Backpacking: 413 calories / hour Bicycling: 236 Cleaning house: 207 Bowling: 177 Aerobic Activities (basketball, running...) 472

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