I received the August newsletter from the Obesity Action Coalition today, with these "Fast Facts":
- While in the water, you have 80-90 percent less weight pulling and pressing at your bones and joints. With 80 percent less weight, you are more likely to exercise with less pain; therefore, allowing your workouts to be longer and burning more calories to aid in your weight-loss.
- It is important when choosing protein supplements that they have a score of 100 on the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS). Protein supplements that are made from whey, casein, soy and egg whites have a PDCAA score of 100.
- Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the rate at which your body burns the calories needed to survive each day. This typically constitutes 60-70 percent of the calories that you consume each day, and the remainder of the calories must be expended through physical activity and exercise.
- Studies are now finding that body mass index (BMI) is a very poor predictor of who might be at risk of developing heart disease. A study at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) seemed to indicate that overweight individuals (BMI 25 to 30) did not have any increased risk of death compared to normal weight individuals (BMI under 25).
- One tablespoon of cooking oil contains 120 calories. That is roughly 6 percent of your daily calorie intake if you consume a 2,000 calorie diet.