Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate
Find out exactly how many calories you should consume daily to maintain your weight.
Use BodyTech’s to Calculate Your BMR
To calculate your BMR, simply input your current age, gender, height, weight, and level of activity. Select your preferred unit of measurement (metric or imperial) and preferred BMR formula (Harris-Benedict or Mifflin St. Jeor), then calculate. (BodyTech preferred BMR formula is Harris-Benedict.)
Once you’ve determined your BMR, you can begin to monitor how many calories per day you need to maintain or lose weight.
What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns daily to sustain your body’s most basic (basal) functions, such as breathing, while you are resting. BMR is also known as your body’s resting rate of metabolism.
What Influences BMR?
BMR is influenced by a combination of factors, including your age, gender, weight, body composition, and genetic factors. While you can’t change your age, genetics, or gender, you can change your weight, body composition and level of activity to boost your rate of metabolism.
How Can You Increase Your Basal Metabolic Rate?
To increase your BMR you must change some of the influencing factors within your control. Some factors you control include your body weight, activity level, and lean muscle mass. For example, you can improve your BMR by increasing the amount of lean muscle mass on your body with weight bearing exercise.
Science has proven that lean muscles burn more calories than fat, no matter whether you are resting or exercising. The more muscle you build, the more calories you’ll burn each day. Yet another reason to exercise and eat right!