Keeping You in A Suitable Weight and In A Correct Fat Percentage

Keeping in a suitable weight and a correct fat percentage is considered as one of the easiest ways to maintain your fitness. Eating a proper, balanced diet and exercise is an ideal method to control your weight. Moreover, this method will help you to grow muscle strength and endurance and cardio. The success of keeping your proper body weight will restrict the risk for physical attacks, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low self esteem may occur to them less than others.


In order to maintain healthy weight a person needs to achieve balance between their engery intake, or the food that they eat, and their energy output. If a person consumes 2000 calories in a day and outputs that same amount, they will maintain their body weight. If they use more or less calories than is being taken in, then the person will either lose, or gain weight accordingly. There are three things contribute to our energy usage.


The first is BMR. BMR or Basal metabolic rate is the energy required to maintain basic life processes, like breathing, or the beating of the heart. Naturally most of our energy is expended this way. Around 70% of the total Calories that are used in a day are for this basic life maintenance. The second contributor to our energy usage is Digestion. It takes plenty of energy to digest the food that we eat. This amount of energy is not accounted for in the BMR. Between the energy that has been expounded simply by living, and the energy we use by Digesting most of our energy is used by automatic processes within the body. The last way we use energy is by Physical Activity. By knowing how much energy a person uses in a day, they can calculate about how much energy they require to maintain their weight, lose weight, or gain weight if their health requires it.


Another part of maintaining a healthy body weight is drinking enough water. Approximately 60% of the human body is made up of water. So it makes sense that drinking enough water is a necessity to maintain the proper functions of the body and replenish any lost fluids. Most water is found inside cells, muscle cells containing an especially large amount of water. Water also helps digesting and absorbing nutrients, eliminating wastes, and keeps blood circulating throughout the body. Most sources will tell you different amounts of water to drink. Most of us don’t get the exact amount of water that we need, which means we are dehydrated and our bodies aren’t performing as they normally should. A good way to calculate about how much water the body needs is to divide your body weight in half. This number will be the amount of water that you should drink per day in oz. If you’d like to know how many cups that equals, just divide by 8 (since there are 8 oz per cup). For example, if you weight 120 lbs, you would need 60oz of water, which equals 7.5 cups total.


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