Balanced Existence

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Entries for September, 2009

When a Calorie is Not a Calorie

The argument that weight loss must comply with the first law of thermodynamics seems at first glance to be rather unassailable. The first law of thermodynamics is the conservation of energy law that states energy can neither be created nor destroyed. From this the idea arose that a calorie is a calorie no matter what macronutrient (carbohydrate, fat or protein) it may come from.

Workout of the Day

The most repeatedly asked questions in regards to exercise more often than not refer to exercise programming or protocols. For example, your response to articles here on Balanced Existence such as The Connection Between Human History and Your Health may be an urge to become more physically active and/or to become stronger. If this is the case – fantastic!