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Have You Checked Your Daily Calorie Intake Yet?

Have You Checked Your Daily Calorie Intake Yet?

Your ideal daily calorie intake depends upon various factors such as your age, activity level, and whether you are trying to lose, gain, or maintain weight. During the past two decades, obesity has doubled in the United States and much the same is true of other countries. If people do not start taking action now they will experience reduced life expectancy.

It doesn’t matter how big you are most can afford to lose some weight, even a modest loss of ten pounds has tremendous health benefits. To achieve this you need to find your balance between food intake and physical activity and each of us will have a different equation to deal with. As I say in most weight loss articles that I publish: “To lose weight you need to eat less and move more.” There are no secrets, just follow that simple rule.

Fifty years ago life for most people consisted of much activity and it didn’t matter what you ate because you would exercise away excess calories. For many today life has become a very static experience that consists of long hours at work in front of a computer, a drive home and so tired that there is just enough energy remaining to eat and then sleep. It is no surprise that we’re getting fatter.

Now for the good news

You don’t have to give up your favorite meals to lose weight. You do need to exercise a little more each day and be aware of portion sizes that you eat. It is a fair assumption that people in the United States and other developed nations can afford to reduce calorie intake by about 300 per day. In less developed countries where people are more active in their daily lives, this figure will be considerably lower, but they are unlikely to have an obesity problem anyway.

Exercise values

For a person who weighs 155 pounds (77 kilograms) the following calorie burn-off rate applies for each 1 hour of exercise:

Hiking 370 calories

Golf (walking and carrying clubs — not in a buggy) 330 calories

Stretching exercises 180 calories

Jogging (5 miles per hour/ 8 km/h) 590 calories

Bicycling 590 calories

Aerobics 480 calories

To lose weight and keep it off you should aim at losing one pound (450 grams) each week and to lose one pound you must reduce your present calorie intake by 3,500 calories. How you achieve it is up to you. I suggest 300 fewer calories each day in your food intake and burn an extra 200 calories each day through physical activity. As you become fitter, you will find this ratio reversing.

This article is copyright © David McCarthy 2005. It may only be reproduced in its entirety with no additions.

Rebounding To Better Health: Is It Effective?

Rebounding To Better Health: Is It Effective?

Ever heard of rebounding? Rebounding is a fun way to get great exercise using small controlled movements on a mini-trampoline. By using a small trampoline and following a rebounding video, people of all ages can exercise on a rebounder. Rebounding is safe because your feet barely leave the surface and a stabilizing bar can be added which will help if you feel unsteady.

There are different types of rebounders on the market and some even fold for easy storage. Because of the size of these mini trampolines they can be used in your home or even easily transported to your office. Rebounding has been taking up in some of your most popular commercial gyms.

There is a vast selection of videos to keep your rebounding workout exciting and new. There are special routines for people of all ages to make it more enjoyable. Some examples of rebounding workouts include first-timers, basic, seniors, sports specific, dance, ballet, hip hop, Latin, core, yoga, abdominal, stretch and many other routines. You will never get bored with so many videos to choose from.

What makes REBOUNDING effective?

Rebounding provides many benefits to your body. It has been known to improve your circulation reduces stress, increase muscle tone, improve coordination and balance, increases energy. There is no strain on your joints. It simultaneously works all the major muscle groups, provides a calorie-burning, cardiovascular, strength conditioning workout, incorporates simple, martial arts-based movements in a coordinated way, and builds stamina, strength, and balance. If you do the techniques of rebounding regularly you will get results and have fun doing it.

REBOUNDING has been on national television shows such as The View with Barbara Walters, The Today Show, and has been featured in such magazines as Fitness, Ace Fitness Magazine, and Fit. JB Berns has been on infomercials As Seen On TV promoting his urban rebounder.

Kids love it, adults and seniors love it too! Rebounding has become one of the most beneficial forms of exercise ever developed.

Bounce your way to feeling healthy. A fun workout that builds strength, cardiovascular capacity, and balance without jarring the body like other exercises.

Factors to Consider in Choosing a Motor Home Dealer

Factors to Consider in Choosing a Motor Home Dealer

Are you in the market for a new or used motor home? If you are, there is a good chance that you may be looking for a motor home dealer to do business with. While there are a number of different ways that you can go about finding and buying for sale motor homes, motor home dealers are one of your best options.

Although motor home dealers are a great way to go about finding and buying a motor home, you need to proceed with caution. In the United States, you will find that most motor home dealers come highly rated and recommend, but not all do. You will want to make sure that you choose to do business with a motor home dealer that will not take you for a ride, especially a costly ride.

When it comes to choosing a motor home dealer to do business with, there are a number of factors that you may want to take into consideration. One of those factors is location. In the United States, there are a large number of cities and towns that have motor home dealers. You may want to try and find a motor home dealer that is local or at least one that is located a reasonable distance away from your home. Of course, you can buy a motor home from any dealer that you want, but you may have to make travel arrangements if you choose to do business with a non-local motor home dealer.

Selection is another factor that you may want to take into consideration when buying a motor home. Motor home dealers often have a large selection of motor homes to choose from, but not all do. The decision as to which motor home dealer you want to do business with is yours to make, but you may to try and find motor home dealers that have a large selection of both new and used motor homes. When you have more motor homes to choose from, you more likely to find the motor home of your dreams.

The average prices of a motor home dealer are another factor that you may want to take into consideration when looking to buy a motor home. Motor homes come in a number of different size, shapes, and styles, and they are sold for a wide range of different prices. By finding a motor home dealer that has fair prices, you are more likely to get a great deal. Although motor homes are more than worth the costs, you will want to avoid paying more money for a motor home than you need to.

In addition to examining the average asking prices of motor home dealers, you will want to examine the extra benefits that come along with the purchase of a motor home. For instance, if you buy a motor home from a motor home dealer you should be able to get a warranty, as well as other extras. Some motor home dealers even offer warranties or at least service plans on some of their used motor homes. If at all possible, you will want to try and do business with a motor home dealer that offers warranties to customers like you. Warranties are important as they help to protect you, your motor home, and your wallet.

The reputation of the motor home dealer that you are interested in doing business with is also important. As previously stated, a large number of motor home dealers come highly rated and recommend, but not all do. Unfortunately, there are some devious people out there. What you will want to do is try and research a motor home company before doing business with them. To do this, you can either ask those that you know for feedback or use the internet. By doing business with a reputable and reliable motor home dealer, you are more likely to get good value for your money.

By keeping the above-mentioned points in mind, you should be able to find a reliable and reputable motor home dealer to do business with. As a reminder, by taking the time to examine each motor home dealer you are interested in doing business with, you are less likely to fall victim to a motor home sale scam.