### 10.1 Health & Fitness

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• Math Help

Your daily calorie needs are the same as your outgoing calories because that is the amount of calories you burn during the day. To determine the outgoing calories in the spreadsheet, multiply the basal metabolic rate (BMR) by the activity level. So, the outgoing calories are .

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• Checkpoint Solution

The following calculations are for a 21-year-old woman who weighs 125 pounds, is 64 inches tall, and is extra active. The woman's daily caloric intake is 2000 calories.

Formula for Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) in calories per day

Because the woman is extra active, multiply the woman's basal metabolic rate by 1.900 to find her outgoing calories.

To find the woman's daily calorie balance, subtract outgoing calories from incoming calories.

Because the woman has a negative daily calorie balance, she should be losing weight.

Alternative solution:

You can also use a spreadsheet to solve this problem.

Because the woman has a negative daily calorie balance, she should be losing weight.

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