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Anastacia Sampson - Nutritional Medicine and Iridology ExpertVital Health Zone is proud to announce Anastacia Sampson , who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

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Anastacia Sampson will answer your nutrition-related questions here.

Q: Hi. I'm a 16 year old teenager.

Im 5'11'' and 160lbs, and I do 30 minutes of stationary bike everyday, which says I burned about 1000 calories (resistance level was 14 to 24, and my heartrate was about 140 and it was 220~250 watts).

In this case, how many calories should I eat per a day? Are the calories burned during my exercise overestimated or are they almost correct?


Stationary Exercise BicycleA: Thank you for your email to Vital Health Zone.

It is great that you are taking part in some exercise. As far as my knowledge is concerned the readings on exercise machines often vary and consequently it may not be accurate. To say how much you burn, is more of a guideline. 

Your body weight for your height seems to be within the healthy range and you are not underweight or overweight. A moderately active male at your age is considered to need from about 2500 to 2800 calories daily.

As you don't mention that you do any other exercise, I assume that you are moderately active. The most clear answer to your question will come when you lose weight, then you know you need to increase your calorie intake as it is not meeting your energy using needs. 

If you have any further questions or need more clarification do email anytime.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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