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What is the relationship between food intake physical activity and weight management?

What is the relationship between food intake physical activity and weight management?

Divine orchestra: Weight management depends on both the foods you eat, hormonal balance, and your physical activity. Foods provide both calories and important biochemical information to your body -- you can affect the proteins your genes make through the foods you eat. These in turn affect your metabolism, which eventually affects your weight. Physical activity affects your metabolism too. Balance is key! ...Read more

Dr. David Wyatt
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Weight Management (Definition)

Weight management is a treatment for a person with abnormal weight (usually somebody who is too obese, but sometimes a person who is too thin). Weight management includes behavioral changes, exercise plans, changes ...Read more


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What is the relationship between energy balance and weight management?

What is the relationship between energy balance and weight management?

The ratio: Your energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. Energy in is what you eat and drink. Energy out is what you burn through physical activity. ...Read more

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What are the relationship between diet and exercise and cardiovascular health?

What are the relationship between diet and exercise and cardiovascular health?

Diet and exercise: Good diet such asmediterranean diet and a good aerobic and anaerobic exercise program together can foster good cv health. Bad diet and no exercise work against a healthy cv system. ...Read more

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Relationship between energy balance and weight management?

Relationships: The myth out there is that if you want to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more.This works in the short term but not really in the long term.Focus on a low glycemic index diet and you are more likely to lose weight rather than the amount of calories you consume. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between energy balance weight management?

What is the relationship between energy balance weight management?

Energy/weight: Very interesting question!we used to think that 'calories in/calories out' is all one needed to do to lose weight.That is, expend more calories than you take in.Unfortunately , this does not really help with weight loss in the long term.Focus on the quality of food(low glycemic index) rather than quantity.Also remember, you cannot exercise your way to weight loss! ...Read more

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What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

Exercise and Weight : Generally speaking when trying to change your shape you should use exercise for two purposes. To increase metabolism and to maintain muscle mass. It is not wise to use exercise as a weight loss tool since you can eat many more calories than you can exercise away. Lower your carb intake, eat frequent small meals or snacks and drink plenty of water. Work to keep your heart rate between 100-120 bpm. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between fitness and water intake?

What is the relationship between fitness and water intake?

Water = health: In populations where water intake is low, increasing water improves weight loss and BMI, thus lowering chances of type two diabetes, hypertension, the primary causes of lifestyle disease. In healthy people who don't drink sodas and sugary drinks, drinking enough water is essential for good health. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between a balanced diet and muscle health?

What is the relationship between a balanced diet and muscle health?

Balanced Diet: Balanced Diet includes, Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Vitamins, Minerals and Anti-oxidants. Balanced Diet includes Grains, Lentils, Beans, Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Fish and Meats. Balanced Diet is good for muscle health and Total Health ...Read more

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Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Done right both work: Operant conditioning is a form of behavior modification. Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to set up what behaviors get what rewards. ...Read more

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What is the difference between energy balance and weight management?

What is the difference between energy balance and weight management?

Totally different: One has to do with activity and the other is a static state. ...Read more

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Any way to speed up the excretion of vitamin a from your body? Increased physical activity? Food intake?

Any way to speed up the excretion of vitamin a from your body? Increased physical activity? Food intake?

None known: Again, juicing kale, carrots & broccoli can not cause vit a toxicity- they have no vit, a, only carotenoids you convert to a if needed. Vit a toxicity has never been shown to occur from these. But you still seem convinced you have too much vit. A so please ask your doctor to test "serum retinol." once you see your levels are normal you can focus on finding the real cause of your various symptoms! ...Read more

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What's the relationship between sugars and carbohydrates?

What's the relationship between sugars and carbohydrates?

See below: long strings of sugars make up carbohydrates. When carbohydrates are digested, they are broken down into smaller sugars. The length of the sugars can be anywhere from 1 sugar glucose, fructose, to 2 sugar lactose, sucrose and to longer sugars. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between genetics and behavioral eating habits?

What is the relationship between genetics and behavioral eating habits?

Non-mendelian: The genetics of behavior and in particular behavioral eating falls under the category of complex genetics where there are multiple genes contributing. Unlike many heritable conditions, a single gene is not associated with a specific eating habit. There are conditions like prader-willi syndrome where the eating habit has a more direct genetic link. For most, there is not a direct link. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go on a low-carb and high protein diet, with 1 hour of physical activity, to lose weight and be healthy?

Is it okay to go on a low-carb and high protein diet, with 1 hour of physical activity, to lose weight and be healthy?

Won't harm: Low carb, high protein diets are the basis of several diets such as atkin's diet. It is important to note that the key to weight is not losing weight but maintaining as close to ideal weight as possible over time. Significant changes in diet that can not be sustained over the years is likely to lead to a weight loss/weight gain roller coaster that is not conducive to good health. ...Read more

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How to defferentiate between moderate and vigorous physical activity?

How to defferentiate between moderate and vigorous physical activity?

Can't talk. : In general, if you don't have enough breath to talk during the activity...Then it's vigorous. But sports docs and cardiologists have more specific parameters depending on your goals. ...Read more

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The connections between physical activity and personal health. What are they?

The connections between physical activity and personal health. What are they?

Multiple: The main benefits are the maintenance of strong bones and muscles and on mood. It is also known to help maintain a goid arterial system and a healthy heart as long as it is not overdone. ...Read more

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Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Therapy & wt loss: The question is difficult to answer because behavior modification is part of psychotherapy, not an alternative to it. Effective weight loss involves maintaining normal eating patterns, exercise, social support, realistic weight goals, a focus on health rather than appearance, & good self-esteem. Effective programs are comprehensive, long term & address your specific obstacles to success. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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