Calories (energy) AND Management of Body Weight

caloriebodyweightEnergy is measured in calories. One unit of energy is one calorie. We continuously spend calories (energy) to run vital functions like breathing and circulating blood around. We obtain all our calories from the food we consume, and meet our energy requirement with Continue reading

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LIFESTYLE

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“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates

The term “lifestyle” refers to the way we conduct our day-to-day lives. A healthy lifestyle includes a socially active environment, adherence to a healthy pattern of food and beverage consumption, and requisite physical activity with adequate rest, sleep and relaxation. A healthy lifestyle promotes a healthy body weight, and also helps control and prevent hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.  Continue reading