Our bodies consume 60-70% of our energy every day, between 1,200 and 1,400 kilocalories, on natural, essential tasks like breathing, pumping blood, sleeping, thinking and eating.
The rest, between 30% and 40%, is divided up among our other tasks, an amount that can be increased if we add these tasks to our routine, or increase the time spent on them, and also the way we tackle them.
So, for example, constantly increasing your physical activity, with its resulting consumption of energy, has beneficial effects on your health by increasing your energy consumption, and even whether you are standing or sitting, depending on your job, will make a significant difference.
But we must never forget that there is an energy balance between what we consume and what we use which we have to keep track of. Our energy is limited and, just as we divide it up between beneficial activities, we can do the same thing by reducing it in others that are not as beneficial so as to safeguard this balance. But for this reason it is important to know where the energy you use up in your daily life goes and how to use it in the most beneficial way possible.