When it comes to losing weight and getting in shape there is much more to consider than simply dieting and exercising. A person can appear to be "in shape" but be considered "overweight" due to their body fat percentage.
Target heart rates let you measure your initial fitness level and monitor your progress in a fitness program. This approach requires measuring your pulse periodically as you exercise and staying within 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.
There are no perfect measures of overweight and obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI), which is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared, is used most often – particularly in assessing overweight and obesity at the population level.
The Daily Calorie Needs calculator estimates how many calories you need to consume each day to maintain your current weight. Knowing this can help guide your decisions on nutrition, exercise, and other activities.
A calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. The calories in food are really kilo calories or 1000 calories. When we say that a carbohydrate like sugar has 4 calories per gram, we really mean that it has 4 kilo calories per gram.
If your goal is weight loss, it's helpful to know how many calories you burn with exercise and daily activities. The more calories you burn, the easier it is to lose weight and every activity counts, although some count more than others.