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Nutrition and Your Personal Fitness. Chapter 4. BMR Lab. Basal Metabolic Rate: the rate at which oxygen is used by body cells, or the calculated equivalent heat production by the body, in a fasting subject at complete rest. Abbreviated BMR . What does this mean?

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Bmr lab
BMR Lab

  • Basal Metabolic Rate: the rate at which oxygen is used by body cells, or the calculated equivalent heat production by the body, in a fasting subject at complete rest. Abbreviated BMR.

    • What does this mean?

      • How many calories your body burns in a state of complete rest.

    • Factors that affect the BMR

      • Age

      • Gender

      • Eating Habits (small meals throughout the day)

      • Eliminating Calories

        • Can reduce the BRM by 50-75 percent


The importance of nutrition
The Importance of Nutrition

  • Nutrients- substances in food that your body needs for energy, proper growth, body maintenance, and functioning.

    • Carbohydrates

    • Fats

    • Protein

    • Vitamins

    • Minerals

    • Water

  • Nutrition- the study of food and how your body uses the substances in food


Choosing foods wisely
Choosing Foods Wisely

  • Dietary Guidelines

    • Aim for fitness

    • Build a healthy base

    • Choose Sensibly

  • Nutrition Resource

    • MyPyramid



Developing healthful eating habits
Developing Healthful Eating Habits

  • The importance of eating breakfast:

    • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

      • Replace energy stores upon waking up

      • Improve mental performance

      • Maintaining healthy weight

      • Helps prevent overeating throughout the day

  • Snacking

    • Improves metabolic rate

      • Choose healthy snacks

      • Plan your snacks


Nutrition and peak performance
Nutrition and Peak Performance

  • When you play hard your body provides you with energy by burning calories.


Fuel for performance
Fuel for Performance

  • Pre-Event Meal: is the last full meal consumed prior to a practice session or the completion itself.


Post event eating restoration
Post-Event Eating: Restoration

  • Restoration: the process of rebuilding and refueling after activity