Healing through education, nutrition and exercise instead of medication

Physical Energy

Physical Energy


We burn a certain portion of our daily calorie provisions for supporting our routine external functions such as work, play and exercise.

  • If a person is active, his/her energy needs are obviously greater than someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Fighting invading organisms that cause infection and disease might cause substantial increases in energy usage.
  • Fever drains energy provisions to restore and maintain normal body temperature balance.


While stretch and strength exercises (yoga, body weight training) are fundamental part of any exercise plan, it is the activities that get our heart pumping that burn the most calories and melt the pounds away.

Keep in mind that we lose just about one pound for every 3,500 calories we burn.

That’s a lot of pounding on the pavement. Add a healthy reduced caloric intake to our exercise routine, and we’re guaranteed weight loss.

Here’s the bottom line: to lose weight, we need to burn more calories than we take in.
Let’s also not forget the fun aspect of exercise

Many physical activities have awesome caloric expenditure rate of 400 to 600 calories an hour which are great for weight loss. Remember, the main element to any exercise program is that we enjoy the process. If we don’t, chances are we won’t stick with it, leaving us feeling frustrated and berating our self for a failed attempt at losing weight and getting healthy.

If you find yourself cringing at the idea of lacing up your tennis shoes for another run through the park, try these enticing exercises that might just keep you moving.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT may sound intimidating but all it is, is simply performing an exercise at a high intensity for a certain amount of time and then following it up with a period of low intensity. This is proving to be one of the best modes of exercise for calorie burning and can be incorporated into any activity.

An example of this would be to include one-minute intervals of jogging followed by two minutes of walking in our exercise regimen. Repeat this three times before returning to our sustained activity.

Jog, speed walk, ride bike or jump rope –the key is to find interval training routines we love and make them a part of our everyday life.  Do it for 60 minutes and watch our body transform.

What others are also reading ...