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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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Does salt intake have an effect on weight management?

Does salt intake have an effect on weight management?

Possibly: There are some people that are very salt sensitive.... And too much salt can cause fluid retention/ water weight gain- as well as effect blood pressure. The other issue is what foods are associated with salty... Fries, chips, etc.... These do effect weight! happy new year! ...Read more

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Relationship between energy balance and weight management?

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 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 is the role of physical activity in weight management?

Very Important: Physical activity not only helps you burn calories which help with net calorie reduction, but also helps you maintain or build muscle mass. Improved lean body mass boosts your metabolism. ...Read more

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I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

Both: Weight management is a simple formula: calories in vs. Calories out. A sensible diet combined with regular aerobic exercise will keep most people at their ideal body weight. All else being equal, it takes a lot of exercise to reverse a bad diet: one donut can take an hour of jogging to burn off. If your goal is weight loss, this is best started with professional help: ask your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What is the best weight management and calorie tracker device/arm band or watch? I like indoor exercise. Thanks!

What is the best weight management and calorie tracker device/arm band or watch?  I like indoor exercise. Thanks!

There are : Apps for this on most smart phones. I track my walking on my galaxy s4. Give that a try first. ...Read more

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What role does exercise play in weight management?

Maintenance: While changing baseline activity/exercise level is important for weight loss.... Regular exercise is even more important to maintain weight loss... ...Read more

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Which is the most effective kind of exercise for weight management?

Which is the most effective kind of exercise for weight management?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise- an activity that elevates your heart rate and you can continuously do that activity-ideally for a minimum of 20 minutes but working toward a goal of 60 min 5 days per week. Brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc. Make sure you enjoy it and can have fun. Having a workout partner helps so you can motivate each other. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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