How Many Calories Do You Burn in a Day Naturally?
In this health conscious age calorie consumption and the best ways to burn off these same pesky calories that lead to weight gain are always uppermost on the minds of all individuals who spend a good amount of time preoccupied by maintaining healthy physical condition and keeping their bodies in attractive condition. This mindset leads one to consider many diverse ways to keep their body’s metabolism in prime shape to quickly and efficiently use up the calories derived from food intake.
Clearly, the most widely accepted way of raising your metabolism, to the point of it becoming a calorie burning machine, is exercise. The more rigorous and lengthy the act of physical exercise is, the more calories used up before they get to relax and turn into nasty fat cells.
This fact leads to a dilemma for many of those whose lifestyles, for whatever reason, are not conducive to frequent exercise sessions. How can this segment of the population predict with any amount of certainty how many calories taken in are the right amount to be consumed to keep their bodies lean just by performing the normal activities of a typical day?
Your body’s metabolism functions like an internal combustion engine using food intake instead of gasoline, and this can be visualized if you can imagine billions of engines each with different horsepower and variable fuel systems. However, a common denominator in all human bodies, whatever their size and shape is called a calorie, defined as the unit of heat that is used to measure the energy the human body derives from food consumption, or in strict scientific language, a calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.
As a baseline number, many nutritionists recommend a daily caloric intake of 2,000 calories each day. It has also been scientifically proven that on average the body puts on one pound of weight for every 3,500 calories consumed. Of course the recommended caloric intake varies not only according to a body’s height and weight, but is also influenced by a person’s age and gender. For example, when contrasting an adult male and female who are same in height and weight, the male will probably to burn more calories while performing similar activities because males tend to have a higher percentage of muscle mass which in turn burns more calories in a quicker fashion. if you are a women weighing about 130 pounds, you can expect to burn slightly more than 1,500 calories each day performing sedentary activity, while the same woman who adds slightly increased activity, such as housework, use of stars or a leisurely walk to her daily schedule, the calories used up will increase to about 2000 per day. By the same measure, if you increase the average woman”s above weight to the 160 pound range, the numbers would increase about 150 and 300 calories, in their respective categories.
As mentioned above, the person who cannot regularly fit in exercise intervals to their daily routine still naturally perform many calorie burning actions in the course of a normal day. These activities include the simple acts of driving a car, taking a bath or shower, walking, writing a letter and yes, even sleeping. During sleep it has been demonstrated an average sized person burns between 380 and 400 calories each eight hours.
This easy path to calories elimination while asleep and dreaming is possible because every minute of life, whether a person is awake or asleep, your body’s humming routine of being alive includes the internal bodily mechanisms of keeping your temperature stable, your heart beating, brain thinking and so on. This measure of resting metabolism, called your basal metabolic rate, points out how little a body would have to consume to maintain the same weight while, to all outward appearances, it is doing absolutely nothing.
What this all points out is essentially the precise correlation between caloric intake, calories turned to energy which keeps our bodily engines turning and difference between these two numbers, which inevitably leads to either weight gain or loss. So it is clear that a person’s awareness of how much calories are on average consumed and at what rate these same calories are metabolized would go a long way toward a person making informed decisions regarding reaching and maintaining optimum weight.