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Fitness and wellbeing month: Day four - the energy balance and calorie deficit

Jan 07, 2019

Every day throughout January the Sports Centre will be sharing top fitness and wellbeing tips with you. Salford's very own fitness gurus Daley O'Neal and Michael Thomasson will be giving out quick-fire, manageable tips aimed at getting your body and mind on track for a healthy 2019. From building a good relationship with exercise to taking advantage of the classes and facilities right here on campus, there's lots to keep you motivated. Plus they'll be giving away a month's free Sports Centre pass - all you need to do is tell us how you're applying one of their tips in your everyday life (simply email us at or tweet us at @USinternalcomms). 


Daily Energy Expenditure: Checking your Basal Metabolic Rate (how many calories you should consume dependant on your age,weight and height) is a huge factor in understanding your body on its weightloss journey.  

Women BMR = 655 + (9.6 x weight in kg) + (1.8 x height in cm) - (4.7 x age in yrs)

Men BMR = 66 + (13.7 x weight in kg) + (5 x height in cm) - (6.8 x age in yrs)

Calorie deficit: this is a state in which you burn more calories than you consume. For example if you burn 2500 calories per day you would only eat 2000, you will have then created a deficit of of 500. 

If your main goal is to lose weight then the importance of understanding about your total Daily Energy Expenditure consisting and the calorie deficit is key. 

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