Energy Balance: How the Body Uses Energy


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Which of the following BEST describes energy balance?

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1. Which of the following factors is NOT likely to influence your basal metabolic rate (BMR)?

2. Jack is feeling sluggish. The doctor says Jack has hypothyroidism and is unable to produce enough thyroxine (T4). This condition can result in which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of energy balance with this quiz. Practice questions will focus on your knowledge of the vocabulary related to energy balance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Energy balance
  • Hypothyroidism and what could happen if you aren't making enough T4
  • The phrase used to describe energy used for digestion, storing nutrients, and absorption

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with these assessments:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase energy balance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what impacts BMR
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the phrase that means the smallest amount of energy required for bodily functions

Additional Learning

Maintaining weight is one result of having an energy balance. Learn more about this topic in the lesson called Energy Balance: How the Body Uses Energy. It will:

  • Explain energy balance
  • Define hypothyroidism
  • Describe differences between physical activity and NEAT
  • Define calorie intake