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Basal Metabolic Rate

Burn calories while you are resting.

What is Basal Metabolic Rate?

 

Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the minimum level of energy your body needs when at rest for your respiratory, circulatory and neural system, liver, kidneys and other organs to function effectively.

BMR is also the amount of energy your body burns at rest on a daily basis. In other words, it is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning while you’re not conducting any physical activities. For example, even when you’re resting, your body is using energy to function effectively such as your heart pumping blood through your veins or your stomach processing the food you just ate.

Your body consumes almost 70% of the calories to function effectively. Increasing your muscle mass helps your BMR that is, by gaining more muscles, the number of calories you burn in turn will increase, causing you to decrease your level of body fat. Your BMR measurement can also be used as a baseline for a diet programme. Extra calories can be included depending on your level of activity. The more active you are, the more calories you’ll burn and you’ll also build more muscle mass. This means that you need to keep an close eye on the amount of calories you consume. to keep your body fit and healthy.

Metabolic Age

As people age, their metabolic rate changes. Basal metabolism rises as a child matures and peaks at around 16 or 17, after this point it typically starts to decrease. A low BMR means you have to eat less calories in order to lose body fat and weight.

The Metabolic age is calculated by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate to the average BMR of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an sign that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which in turn will improve your metabolic age. Keeping track of your metabolic age will give you an sign when its best to gain more muscle mass.

How to calculate you Basal Metabolic Rate?

A Tanita smart scale scans your entire body. This provides you with a wealth of measurements, among which your Basal Metabolic Rate and Metabolic Age. These measurements are much more accurate than those provided by calculators and are trusted by doctors and experts worldwide. A Tanita body composition monitor helps you keep track of your health and shows you what you can do to improve your fitness routine.

There are two calculations you can use to manually calculate you (BMR)

BMR FOR MEN

(10 * weight [kg]) (6,25 * height [cm]) − (5 * age [years]) 5

  • Example: A 30-year-old male, that is 1.95 tall and weighs around 85 kg.
  • Formula: 850 1219 – 150 5 = 1924
  • Solution: Has a Basal Metabolic Rate of 1924 calories per day

BMR FOR WOMEN

(10 * weight [kg]) (6.25 * height [cm]) − (5 * age [years]) – 161

Unfortunately, these calculators do ignore some important variables such as the body fat and muscle mass.

Measure your BMR with a smart scale

A Tanita smart scale scans your entire body. This provides you with a wealth of measurements, among which your Basal Metabolic Rate and Metabolic Age. These measurements are much more accurate than those provided by calculators and are trusted by doctors and experts worldwide. A Tanita body composition monitor helps you keep track of your health and shows you what you can do to improve your fitness routine.

Do you want to gain muscle mass or lose it?

In rest mode your muscles consume a lot of energy, compared to fat which uses little energy. Using a Tanita scale will allow for more accurate insight into your Basal Metabolic Rate and Metabolic Age.