Calories are a numerical measurement of the energy found in food and drinks. Consuming too many of them can lead to high blood pressure. Eating or drinking more calories than your body uses can result in the storage of excess body fat. If this becomes a regular habit, weight gain will likely ensue.
- MEN – 2500kcal for healthy weight maintenance
- WOMEN- 2000 kcal for healthy weight maintenance
The above recommended calorie intake can change based on factors like age, height, level of physical activity etc.
CALORIES AND ENERGY
Calories play a role in keeping your organs healthy. The energy they provide the body is what fuels your movement, walking, running, and even breathing. Staying at a healthy weight means not putting more energy (calories) into your body than you use through regular activity. This is why exercise helps in weight loss as more calories (energy) are used up.
CHECK YOUR LABELS
Knowledge is power. When you know the amount of calories you’re putting into your body, weight maintenance and health are in your control. Calorie content can be found on the back of most labels at the grocery store. Calories are measured in “kcals” (kilocalories) and kJ (short for kilojoules). Calories are given numerically by portion size. A small bag of chips, for example, might say (250 kcal per half the bag). Keep track of portion size to keep good track of your calorie consumption.
HOW DO YOU BURN CALORIES?
This depends on factors like your age, size, level of health etc. The more strenuous the exercise you’re doing, the more calories you are likely to burn. Consistent daily exercise while consuming less calories than you burn can result in weight loss and help you avoid high blood pressure symptoms.Share With A Friend