Class 21 – Nutrition and Health – Fall 2020 – Nov 12th- Chapter 10 in McGuire – Water Soluble Vitamins – Part 2

Letter from a Student Concerning the EXERCISE Assignment:

Question:   Fri 11/6/2020 8:33 AM Hello!   My name is ____________ and I had a quick question about the exercise assignment. Last night I started the assignment and I am almost done but I am having a problem with page 5. On page 5, we are supposed to calculate the total kcal burned per week for NEAT activities. I was going to do walking as my NEAT activity but I do not know what number to use for my calculations. I know I have to calculate average kcal/hour and then average kcal/week but what value should I be using for average kcal/hour? On the powerpoint there is a column for walking and my value would be 175 once my BMR is subtracted but it says walking is listed as fast: 15 min/mile. Is this the number I should use or something else? Thank you for your time and I hope you have a great weekend!    Sincerely,

Answer: Fri 11/6/2020 11:10 AM Hi _________,  Thanks for an excellent question.  Yes, use walking for NEAT as it is the activity on the Table that is the lowest.  It is probably the activity that makes up most of the NEAT on a weekly basis.  Joe Dixon

Follow-up: Fri 11/6/2020 12:55 PM Good afternoon, Awesome! I used that value for my NEAT calculations and everything else looks good to me! Everything was very straight forward 🙂 The assignment probably took me about an hour, hour and a half max. However, I did all the calculations on paper first and then typed everything up. I struggled a little with typing on a pdf but that was user error haha. Overall, a very straightforward and educational assignment. Have a good weekend! Respectfully,

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