Energy balance means that you and your family need to balanceENERGY IN with ENERGY OUT. The calories we eat and drink (ENERGYIN) provide fuel for our bodies to use for every day activities andphysical activities (ENERGY OUT). The goal is to stay in energybalance.
Whether the goal for you and your family is to maintain ahealthy weight, or to lose weight, it is important to keep energybalance in mind.
Health experts recommend that you think of ways to rev up theENERGY OUT in two important ways: things you can do together as afamily that are fun and physically active, and things each of youcan do in your everyday routines to increase your level of physicalactivity.