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How to Calculate Daily Caloric Requirements

If you are on a diet, you may be confused as to the number of calories you need each day to lose weight. While recommended daily allowances give a ballpark amount that is sometimes divided into male and female categories, it is not difficult to determine that you may need and burn more calories than your 84-year-old grandmother who sits all day long. The formula used to compute caloric needs is the basal metabolic rate (BMR); it takes into account your weight, height and age as well as factors in your personal physical activity. This gives you a personalized amount of daily calories needed to maintain, lose or gain weight.

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Give a Hero a Home: The Rewarding Experience of Adopting Ex-Government Dogs

The holiday season is a time of love, warmth, and giving. While many people consider adopting a furry friend during this time, there is a unique and heartwarming option available – adopting a hard-working dog that used to work in government facilities. These remarkable canines have dedicated their lives to various federal agencies, assisting in…

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Preparing For Summer Camp

Summer is almost here! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created recommendations to best prepare and protect young people for participation in day camp or sleep-away camps. The AAP established these guidelines to support nearly 11 million kiddos who attend camp each summer.