Great job of jogging today in all classes. We will build up our stamina slowly over the coming weeks. Remember what we talked about in class today in regards to metabolism, food, calories, and energy. The definition of metabolism is below. Remember each person is different and each person needs a different amount of calories each day. You get your calories from food and your food gives you energy for your body to work right and for all of your daily activities. 5-15% of your calories are needed for digestion and elimination, 50-70% of your calories are needed for you to stay alive, and 10-25% of your calories are for daily activities. YOU MUST EAT PEOPLE AND YOU MUST EAT FREQUENTLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY! NO SKIPPING MEALS!
Remember “Ideally, you should have a relaxed and easy going energy level, appropriate hunger, stable emotions, clear concentration, sound sleep and excellent digestion.” I will teach you how to make this happen. Make sure you are paying attention and letting all of this info soak into your brains. I know it can be overwhelming but you will start to understand how all this works as time goes on.
Metabolism is the sum of all the physical and chemical reactions occuring in the body. It’s the rate at which you utilize the foods you eat. It’s the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. Whether you are eating, drinking, sleeping, cleaning etc… your body is constantly burning calories to keep you going.