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Lack of physical activity causes

muscles

to

get

soft, and if food intake is not body

decreased,

added

weight

almost

is

always fat. Once-active people, who continue to eat as they always have after

settling

into

sedentary lifestyles, tend to suffer from "creeping

Start exercising to feel and look good! University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences Physical Therapy Program Health Care 2 2 PT – B GRP. 4 Miko Bolong JV Candelario Jolo Catipon Andrew Garcia Vanessa Jose

CONTROLLING YOURD BODY WEIGHT Body Composition is a better indicator of your body condition than body weight.


Controlling Your Weight

Important Roles One important role in weight control is exercise. When you exercise, you increase your energy output, which calls all the stored calories for the extra fuel. Recent studies also show that exercise increases your metabolism during a workout, and at the same time it causes your metabolism to stay increased for a period of time after exercising, which allows you to burn more calories.

The most important thing The

most

important

thing

in

controlling your weight is by keeping your

energy

intake

and

energy

output in balance. You must only consume as many calories as your body needs, so that your weight will remain constant.

The amount of exercise needed to make a difference in your weight depends on the duration and type of activity and the kinds of food you eat. Aerobic exercise burns body fat. If you want to keep your weight constant, you can do 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily. The combination of exercise and diet offers the most flexible and effective approach to weight control.

Controlling Your Weight  

how to control your weight