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# Health Care Economical Sustainability

Imagine you own a health and wellness company. Your company employs numerous fitness trainers and exercise professionals. As part of your company's community outreach program, you have agreed to visit a meeting of the local nurses association. Your audience is personal trainers, nutritionists, and nurses. They require that all presentations include mathematical reasoning and concepts as part of the rationale.

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The best way to describe how calories work is by using some simple math.

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Energy enters a system, let's say your body is the system, some energy is stored and the remainder is converted to heat and moves out.

A pound of fat is 3500 calories. Therefore to burn a pound of fat, you have to burn 3500 calories more than you take in. This is called a caloric deficit. Precaution should be taken, however, not to have calorie intake too low (lee than 1000 calories per day) or it causes your body to store fat to burn for energy.

The body, ...

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The solution shows how to apply mathematical concepts to Health Care Economical Sustainability as well as including a definition of sustainability in terms of caloric intake and how math is used in the disciplines of nutritionist, therapist and nurse. 438 words with 3 references.

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