A Question about the Exercise Assignment – April 7th Blog – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2020

Here are some good questions (in one email) about the Exercise Assignment:

Questions on April 7, 2020

Good evening Dr. Dixon,  This is __________again from your Nutrition class.
This time I have a couple of questions about the exercise assignment!
For the NEAT activities calculations in the powerpoint questions are we just supposed to use the kcal/hour burned by walking and gardening?
And for the third question regarding how the calculated TEE in this assignment compares to the one from the dietary assignment, is there a number that we are supposed to get from myfoodrecord.com? And if so, where is it located? I am having trouble finding it.
Thank you so much!    Best Regards,
Answer: Good questions!  Thanks for your email!  Yes, use walking for walking, and gardening for basic roaming type tasks like cleaning, doing dishes, gardening, taking a shower, etc.  I think most of us get at least 3 hours of NEAT per day.
The TEE you calculate will be pretty close to the right value if you pick the correct level of activity.  You cannot compare it to anything because the value in myfoodrecord.com is wrong.  We really need a better program but this is the one available to us that is free.
Hope this helps!  Joe Dixon

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