Save Your Back by Using a High Desk March 14, 2008
Sitting actually puts a lot strain on your lower back. Over the years, working at a desk job can really injure your back so that you wonâ€™t be able to sit comfortably for extended periods of time anymore. After suffering such an injury myself, I found that the only way I could get back to work was to use a desk high enough to stand at while working. I also have a chair that is high enough so I can alternate sitting and standing. Even if you end up sitting most of the time as I do these days, it is still well worth it.
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Health Calculator January 21, 2006
This post includes an online calculator that calculates how many calories you burn per day and your Body Mass Index (BMI).
Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the calories needed for basic body function without any activity. Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) your BMR plus calories burned from activities. These can be helpful in planning food intake, diet, etc.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests the following:
- A BMI below 18.5 means you are underweight.
- A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is normal.
- A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is overweight.
- A BMI of over 30 indicates obesity.