Math project 2 March 4, 2014

Math Second Partial Project 1. For the first part you must research about metabolism, daily caloric needs and basal metabolic rate and write an introduction. Our bodies get the energy they need from food through metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that convert the fuel from food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking to growing. Metabolism is a constant process that begins when we're conceived and ends when we die. It is a vital process for all life forms — not just humans. If metabolism stops, a living thing dies. Daily Caloric needed: Recommended daily calorie intake varies from person to person, but there are guidelines for calorie requirements you can use as a starting point. UK Department of Health Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) is a daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men. How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly depending on lifestyle and other factors. Factors that affect your personal daily calorie needs include your age, height and weight, your basic level of daily activity, and your body composition. Basal metabolic rate: Is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state. In plants, different considerations apply. 2. Team members should measure and weigh themselves in order to find their weight in pounds and height in inches. Weight in pounds Rosy Drucker Melissa Farias Paulina Gonzalez Fernanda Martinez Height in inches 108.026508 pounds 143.30047 pounds 110.231131 pounds 73.6220472 inches 66.1417323 inches 61.8110236 inches 3. Once you have the needed data you can substitute your findings on the following formula to get the individual BMR for each team member a. Women: 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years). b. Men: 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years). BMR Rosy Drucker 1,201.50 Melissa Farias 1,423.75 Paulina Gonzalez 1,459.00 Fernanda Martinez 1,240.25