Activity calculator

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Exercise guide Calories burned

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Calculator, calorie, calorie/energy needs, calories burned, energy, exercise, exercise guide, fitness.

Background

Exercise is any form of physical activity that helps to promote overall health. Most movement of the body is considered beneficial, as long as it is done in moderation and at the skill level of the person. Any form of physical activity is considered exercise, so long as the heart pumps faster and breathing rate increases to perform the activity.

There are many ways for people to exercise including, gardening, walking, sports activities and dancing. Patients beginning an exercise program should choose activities that fit their levels of strength and endurance. Exercise that causes extreme pain or discomfort is considered by many experts as unhealthy, and may even cause permanent damage to the body.

Exercising on a regular basis may decrease the risk of developing many illnesses, such as heart disease. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50% of Americans do not exercise enough to achieve health benefits. Physical fitness and dietary intake are good indicators of a person's overall likelihood of developing serious and chronic health problems.

Based on expert opinion, most regular exercise plans adjusted for the abilities and goals of the patient are about equally beneficial. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that patients choose exercise programs that they will do consistently. They also recommend lower impact forms of exercise, such as walking or swimming for pregnant patients and patients unable to handle more intense forms of exercise.

Calorie is a unit of energy that is used to help consumers monitor their intake of energy. To maintain a healthy weight, an individual's intake of energy should be about equal to the energies used. This activity calculator will give an individual an idea as to how many calories to burn to maintain a healthy weight. Note that good nutrition is also a must to be healthy.

Exercise is any form of physical activity that helps to promote overall health. Most movement of the body is considered beneficial, as long as it is done in moderation and at the skill level of the person. Any form of physical activity is considered exercise, so long as the heart pumps faster and breathing rate increases to perform the activity.

There are many ways for people to exercise including, gardening, walking, sports activities and dancing. Patients beginning an exercise program should choose activities that fit their levels of strength and endurance. Exercise that causes extreme pain or discomfort is considered by many experts as unhealthy, and may even cause permanent damage to the body.

Exercising on a regular basis may decrease the risk of developing many illnesses, such as heart disease. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50% of Americans do not exercise enough to achieve health benefits. Physical fitness and dietary intake are good indicators of a person's overall likelihood of developing serious and chronic health problems.

Based on expert opinion, most regular exercise plans adjusted for the abilities and goals of the patient are about equally beneficial. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that patients choose exercise programs that they will do consistently. They also recommend lower impact forms of exercise, such as walking or swimming for pregnant patients and patients unable to handle more intense forms of exercise.

Calorie is a unit of energy that is used to help consumers monitor their intake of energy. To maintain a healthy weight, an individual's intake of energy should be about equal to the energies used. This activity calculator will give an individual an idea as to how many calories to burn to maintain a healthy weight. Note that good nutrition is also a must to be healthy.

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