In this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of energy balance, with focus on energy input and output, three forms of energy expenditure (BMR, TEF and Physical Activity), factors impacting energy expenditure (e.g. genetics, body composition), and the Physical Activity guidelines.
Learning Goals include:
Understand the concept of energy balance and why it is important for health and wellbeing
Explain what metabolism is and how it works
Describe strategies to balance the body’s energy input and output
Explain what factors impact energy expenditure
Ontario Curriculum Expectations for HFA4U covered in this lesson include: A1.1, B3.1, B3.3