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BMR: Basal Metabolic Rate

BMR full form

The full form of BMR is Basal Metabolic Rate. It gives you an estimate of calories that you burn when you at complete rest for around 24 hours. Basal metabolic rate (BMR), is the rate of metabolism that occurs when an individual is at rest in a warm environment and is in the post-absorptive state, and has not eaten for at least 12 hours. In simple, It is the value of calories that our body needs to function. It is the equivalent of figuring out how much gas an idle car consumes while parked. In such a state, energy will be used only to maintain vital organs, which include the heart, lungs, kidneys, nervous system, intestines, liver, lungs, sex organs, muscles, and skin. BMR is also known as your body’s metabolism; therefore, any increase to your metabolic weight, such as exercise, will increase your BMR.

Formula to calculate BMR

P= (10.0 x m/1 kg) + (6.25 x h/1cm) – (5.00 x a/1 year) + s

  • P= total heat production while at rest (BMR)
  • m= weight of a person in kilograms
  • h= height of a person in centimeters
  • a= age of a person in years
  • s= constant (+5 for males and -161 for females)

For example: let us calculate BMR of a 26 year old male who is 172 cm tall and weighs around 60 kg.

On applying Formula:

P= (10.0 x 60) + (6.25 x 172 cm) – (5.00 x 26) + 5

= 600 + 1075 – 130 + 5

= 1675 – 135

= 1540

So, this person burns 1540 calories while he is resting for 24 hours.

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