Basal Metabolic Rate
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What is your BMR and why does it matter?
What is your BMR? Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is an estimate of how many calories you’d burn if you were to do nothing but rest for 24 hours. It represents the minimum amount of energy needed to keep your body functioning, including breathing and keeping your heart beating.
What is the difference between basal metabolic rate (BMR) and RMR?
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) and resting metabolic rate (RMR) both measure the amount of energy 鈥?鈥宨n calories 鈥?that your body needs to stay alive and function properly. Many people use the two terms interchangeably, but they have slightly different meanings.
Does my BMR include the calories I Burn from exercise?
Your BMR does not include the calories you burn from normal daily activities or exercise. Our calculator uses the Mifflin-St. Jeor equations to estimate your BMR which is believed to be more accurate than the more commonly used Harris-Benedict equation.
What is your BMR score?
Your BMR score is a number which refers to how many calories you burn at rest. Most people鈥檚 BMR is between 1000 鈥?2000. This means that they need to take in between 1000 鈥?2000 calories each day to fuel their basic functions while in a resting state.