caloric cost

caloric cost

The net energy consumed by an activity, esp. an athletic activity in which muscles contract repeatedly.
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Recent attempts to decriminalize it notwithstanding, most of us are also well aware that saturated fat comes with its own set of complications, including its high caloric cost and propensity to raise body cholesterol level (whose elevation has more negative consequences than a raised dietary level, e.
The Compromiser does not see himself as a person of lowered standards, but rather a resourceful bargain-hunter who can ferret out the taste-alike at lower caloric cost.
Together with the following formula, known as the Mifflin equation for RMR, you can calculate your RMR and determine fairly accurately the caloric cost of your workouts.
The difference in caloric cost between an hour spent walking and an hour spent sitting is nearly half the difference between an hour spent running and an hour spent sitting.
David Atkin, Yale University and NBER, "The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants"