How Many Calories To Eat A Day

How Many Calories To Eat A Day

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One of the main reasons why so many people have become overweight in the West is due to their eating too many calories. The consumption of more calories than are burned each day means that the body stores the extra calories as fat. The modern diet certainly allows a person to eat well beyond the calories they need to maintain their weight.

It is very informative to compare our consumption of calories with that of 100 years ago. In those days, the average person consumed 3,500 calories a day, which is approximately the same as we eat now. However, whereas in the early 1900’s, most of the calories consumed were carbohydrates and there was considerably less fat, modern fast-food meals consist of almost 50% fat, and fat is a big part of the modern diet. In addition, the 1900’s folk did a lot of exercise. They were more active in their work, and their hobbies also made them exercise more. In contrast, modern work environments encourage sedentary habits, and their hobbies tend to revolve around computers and television. As a consequence, while the 1900’s people’s calories were burned as fuel that day, most of our calorie consumption ends up being stored as fat. Even exercise can only go so far if calorie consumption remains at previous levels, without the general level of activity.

As our working habits have changed, so have our calorie requirements. The average person now needs around 2000-2500 … Read more

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Pinterest Starter Guide For Small Businesses

Pinterest Starter Guide For Small Businesses

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Probably you have heard it by this time how interest can become a force that can help your small business grow. If you are a type of enterprise that relies heavily on generating traffic, then interest is your bet. So how can Pinterest help your small business? Marketers are making a bee line to tryout this new social media platform because it affords them a lot of leverage that can do wonders in bringing your small business at par with well-established enterprises. This early studies have shown how social media, particularly Pinterest could help small businesses can topple if not level with large companies.
This looming potential makes owners of small business drool at the prospect of getting a huge boost from using interest to advance their business agenda and rake in the profits. With this idea firmly positioned in mind, the next question that is waiting to be answered is how could owners of small businesses to ride the next wave in social media marketing? The answer lies on how well you know Pinterest and use its natural strengths to your advantage for marketing purposes. Perhaps this is the most important facet of the marketing effort that should be mastered by anyone who wishes to engage with Pinterest. If you know how this social site works half of the battle is won.
Interest works by leveraging the power of the image to attract followers. Let’s face it. People are easily attracted … Read more

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