What's all the fuss over Calories?
A calorie is an unit of energy. Basically, calorie refers to the energy we consumed through eating and drinking as well as the usage of energy through physical activities.
Our body needs calories (energy) to survive. We will enjoy a happy and healthy lives if we just consume the amount of calories that our body needs each day. Too much or too little consumption of calories may lead to health complications.
On average, an adult male will require 2500 to 2700 calories and a female 2000 to 2200 calories and no less than 1800 calories a day.
What we should avoid are "Empty Calories"! Calories that virtually contain no nutritional value, dietary fiber and minerals, animo acids and vitamins. Added sugar and Solid Fats are the common source.
Sad to say but its true. Besides the intensity and choice of exercises, age, gender and body weight do affects the rate of which we burn our calories.
Sorry ladies, a male metabolism rate is 10% to 15% higher than female! A young individual burns calories faster than an old and Believe it or Not! A heavier person burns more calories than an average weight doing the same form of exercise!!! ...
American-style junk food twice a week can increase our risk of diabetes by 27%!!!
Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way our body processes food for energy. Insulin, a hormone produced by our pancreas is unable to effectively transport glucose (broken sugar from digested food) into the cells to be used as fuel for energy and growth.
Type 1 diabetes also known as Juvenile Diabetes or Early-onset Diabetes makes up approximately 10% of all cases and usually develops in individuals during adulthood or teenage years. In Type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to produce insulin and patients are dependent on insulin injections for life.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or when the cells in our body develop resistance to insulin. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease and affects 90% of patients. Being overweight, physically inactive and having bad eating habits are the causes. Risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with age too!
Lastly, Gestational Diabetes happens to some women during pregnancy. Some women experienced high levels of glucose in their blood and the body is unable to produce insulin to transport all the glucose into their cells resulting in rising levels of glucose. Gestational Diabetes can lead to higher risk of complications during child birth if left uncheck!
It's your choice!!! Exercise and Proper Dieting are key to a healthy body!!! ...