Basics on Calories
Balancing the calories you use through physical activity with the calories you eat will help you achieve your desired weight
a) When you eat more calories than you need to perform your day’s activities, your body stores the extra calories and you gain weight
b) When you eat fewer calories than you use, your body uses the stored calories and you lose weight.
c) When you eat the same amount of calories as your body uses, your weight stays the same.
Any type of physical activity you choose to do–strenuous activities such as running or aerobic dancing or moderate-intensity activities such as walking or household work–will increase the number of calories your body uses. The key to successful weight control and improved overall health is making physical activity a part of your daily routine.