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HOW MANY CALORIES DOES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY USE (BURN)?

posted Nov 3, 2016, 4:29 AM by Linda Hopey

  

scaleA 154-pound man who is 5' 10" will use up (burn) about the number of calories listed doing each activity below. Those who weigh more will use more calories; those who weigh less will use fewer calories. The calorie values listed include both calories used by the activity and the calories used for normal body functioning during the activity time.

 

For more information on calories and physical activity, see the SuperTracker's Physical Activity Tracker.

Note: If you are on a mobile device, you may need to turn your phone 90 degrees to see the full chart. 
 

 

Approximate calories used (burned) by a 154-pound man

MODERATE physical activities:

In 1 hour

In 30 minutes

Hiking

370

185

Light gardening/ yard work

330

165

Dancing

330

165

Golf (walking and carrying clubs)

330

165

Bicycling (less than 10 mph)

290

145

Walking (3.5 mph)

280

140

Weight training (general light workout)

220

110

Stretching

180

90

VIGOROUS physical activities:

In 1 hour

In 30 minutes

Running/ jogging (5 mph)

590

295

Bicycling (more than 10 mph)

590

295

Swimming (slow freestyle laps)

510

255

Aerobics

480

240

Walking (4.5 mph)

460

230

Heavy yard work (chopping wood)

440

220

Weight lifting (vigorous effort)

440

220

Basketball (vigorous)

440

220

Cooks Corner

posted Aug 8, 2016, 6:50 AM by Linda Hopey   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 8:39 AM ]

Thank you to all of you for your helping putting this segment together.

 

Here is the air schedule, after they air they will appear on the Cooks Corner section of our website…you can bookmark it and it will be on our site indefinitely at  http://www.wmur.com/entertainment/food/cooks-corner


Newmarket Elementary School with Jennifer & Karina Jones segment will air during our noon show on Friday August 25th


Buy “in season” produce

posted Jun 13, 2016, 4:58 AM by Linda Hopey

They are usually less expensive and are at their peak flavor. Buy only what you can use before it spoils. For more info check out “What’s in Season this Season?” from SNAP-Ed Connection.

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day

posted May 9, 2016, 6:32 AM by Linda Hopey

According to researchers, students who eat breakfast function better and are less like to be obese than those who skipped the first meal.

Often called the most important meal of the day, breakfast – or more than one breakfast – may be vital in student weight control, according to a new study published in Pediatric Obesity.

A two-year study of 584 middle school students showed that those who ate breakfast at school were less likely to be overweight or obese than their peers who skipped the meal. Even those students who ate breakfast both at home and at school were less likely to have weight problems, according to a news release from UConn Today.

In fact, those who skipped breakfast or ate it irregularly were two times more likely to be overweight or obese than those who ate breakfast. The weight change for all double breakfast eaters was comparable to that of all students.

More on Double Breakfasts

Free school breakfasts are subject to federal nutrition guidelines, which may be why double breakfast eaters are keeping their weights in check.

“It’s not like these kids are eating two breakfasts of donuts,” Schwartz said. “School breakfasts are very healthy. It is fruit and low-fat dairy and whole grains. So you could almost think of it as a healthy snack.”

The Rudd Center noted that while about 12 million children received free or reduced-price lunches during the 2014-15 school year, only about half received a subsidized breakfast, according to the Food Research and Action Center.

Find a farmer's market near you

posted May 4, 2016, 5:21 AM by Linda Hopey   [ updated May 4, 2016, 5:27 AM ]

Kitchen Activities

posted May 2, 2016, 9:19 AM by Linda Hopey

Get your preschooler to try new foods by having them help you in the kitchen. Kids feel good about doing something “grownup.” Give them small jobs to do. Praise their efforts. Children are less likely to reject foods that they help to make. As preschoolers grow, they are able to help out with different tasks in the kitchen. While the following suggestions are typical, children may develop these skills at different ages.  

At 2 years: • Wipe tables • Hand items to adult to put away (such as after grocery shopping) • Place things in trash • Tear lettuce or greens • Help “read” a cookbook by turning the pages • Make “faces” out of pieces of fruits and vegetables • Rinse vegetables or fruits • Snap green beans 
At 3 years: All that a 2-year-old can do, plus: • Add ingredients • Talk about cooking • Scoop or mash potatoes • Squeeze citrus fruits • Stir pancake batter • Knead and shape dough • Name and count foods • Help assemble a pizza 
At 4 years: All that a 3-year-old can do, plus: • Peel eggs and some fruits, such as oranges and bananas • Set the table • Crack eggs • Help measure dry ingredients • Help make sandwiches and tossed salads 
At 5 years: All that a 4-year-old can do, plus: • Measure liquids • Cut soft fruits with a dull knife • Use an egg beater

Drink Water

posted Nov 6, 2015, 8:54 AM by Linda Hopey   [ updated Mar 1, 2016, 7:54 AM ]

Drink water 
Drink water instead of sugary drinks when  you’re thirsty. Regular soda, energy or sports drinks, and other sweet drinks usually contain a lot of added sugar, which provides more calories than needed. To maintain a healthy weight, sip water or other drinks with few or no calories. - See more at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-make-better-beverage-choices#sthash.DuhIYCH6.dpuf

What is National School Breakfast Week?

posted Sep 7, 2014, 3:50 PM by Linda Hopey   [ updated Mar 1, 2016, 7:56 AM ]

The annual celebration was launched in 1989 to raise awareness about the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP). 
NSBW is scheduled for March 7-11, 2016
The School Breakfast Program significantly improves the cognitive abilities and learning capacities of children. Low-income children who receive school breakfast do better on a variety of indicators than low-income peers who go without breakfast. Significantly, the better outcomes associated with school breakfast include educational preparedness (attendance, energy, alertness, memory) and educational outcome measurements (math scores, grades, reading ability). 

New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your New Tool for Smart Food Storage

posted Aug 25, 2014, 6:58 AM by Linda Hopey   [ updated Nov 6, 2015, 8:56 AM ]

New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your New Tool for Smart Food Storage

posted May 5, 2014, 6:31 AM by Linda Hopey   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 5:12 AM ]

How many times have you gone into your pantry or refrigerator, only to find that what you were going to use in your meal was spoiled? The USDA, Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute would like to help you avoid that problem in the future with our new application, the FoodKeeper.

Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because home cooks are not sure of the quality or safety of items. USDA estimates that 21% of the available food in the U.S. goes uneaten at the consumer level. In total, 36 pounds of food per person is wasted each month at the retail and consumer levels! | Read More & Comment

About the App

Food Keeper

 

Get it on Google Play

The FoodKeeper can help you use food while at peak quality and reduce waste. The storage times listed are intended as useful guidelines and are not hard-and-fast rules. Some foods may deteriorate more quickly while others may last longer than the times suggested. The times will vary depending on the growing conditions, harvesting techniques, manufacturing processes, transportation and distribution conditions, nature of the food, and storage temperatures. Remember to buy foods in reasonable quantities and rotate the products in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer.

Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because consumers are not sure of its quality or safety. By reducing food waste through buying appropriate quantities, storing foods properly, cooking what is needed and composting, consumers can save money and reduce the amount of food going to landfills.

New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your New Tool for Smart Food Storage

posted May 5, 2014, 6:31 AM by Linda Hopey   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 5:12 AM ]

How many times have you gone into your pantry or refrigerator, only to find that what you were going to use in your meal was spoiled? The USDA, Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute would like to help you avoid that problem in the future with our new application, the FoodKeeper.

Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because home cooks are not sure of the quality or safety of items. USDA estimates that 21% of the available food in the U.S. goes uneaten at the consumer level. In total, 36 pounds of food per person is wasted each month at the retail and consumer levels! | Read More & Comment

About the App

Food Keeper

 

Get it on Google Play

The FoodKeeper can help you use food while at peak quality and reduce waste. The storage times listed are intended as useful guidelines and are not hard-and-fast rules. Some foods may deteriorate more quickly while others may last longer than the times suggested. The times will vary depending on the growing conditions, harvesting techniques, manufacturing processes, transportation and distribution conditions, nature of the food, and storage temperatures. Remember to buy foods in reasonable quantities and rotate the products in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer.

Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because consumers are not sure of its quality or safety. By reducing food waste through buying appropriate quantities, storing foods properly, cooking what is needed and composting, consumers can save money and reduce the amount of food going to landfills.

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