Our bodies constantly demand energy and use the calories from food to keep functioning. Whilst it’s acceptable for us to treat ourselves to a takeaway every once in a while, indulging in such calorie rich foods too often can have a noticeable effect on our bodies and potentially compromise our health. There is an ever-growing range of diet strategies out there, but weight management still comes down to one simple thing – finding the right balance between the calories you take in and the calories you burn off.

This infographic explains it all – from the very definition of a calorie and how many we should be consuming on a daily basis, to the most effective forms of exercise to help us out if we’ve been overindulging.

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The Ultimate Guide To Calories


Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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