# nutrition3 - NUTRITION 130 Fall 2008 ASSIGNMENT 3 Part I...

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NUTRITION 130 Fall 2008 ASSIGNMENT # 3 Part I Determination of your physical activity factor (PA) as a multiple of your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) There are several ways to determine total daily energy expenditure [See Ch. 8] . One of these is to calculate an activity factor for all your physical activities (very light, light, moderate, and heavy) for 24 hours, then multiply this factor by your basal metabolic rate (BMR). This will give you an estimate of your total energy (calorie) needs for one day. You can then compare this with the total calorie intake you calculated from your diet record (Assignment #2) and determine whether your energy consumption is below, equal to or exceeds your energy needs. Use Tables 3 and 4 from Assignment #1 as the base for this assignment. A. Typical Weekday Physical Activity Summary (based on Table 3, assignment # 1) Day Activity Time (T=minutes) Factor (F) T x F Example: Sleep 450 minutes 0.9 = 405 (450 x 0.9) Sleep _675___ minutes 0.9 = __607.5___ Very Light: _575_____ minutes 1.5 = __862.5___ Light: __140____ minutes 2.5 = __350___ Moderate: ___50___ minutes 5.0 = ___250__ Heavy:

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