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What is your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Question: What is your Basal Metabolic Rate?

Answer: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the daily total number of calories your body needs while you are in a resting state. In other words, it is your daily calorie requirement before exercise. It is really surprising how much energy your body really needs even when you rest. This energy is used to keep your heart beating, your brain functioning, temperature regulated and all other organs functioning. It is interesting to note that muscle requires far more energy to function than fat, even when you are sitting perfectly still. This also explains why it is so important to increase lean muscle mass if you want to lose weight or maintain your goal weight.

Your Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, is specifically calculated for you; and takes into account your gender, age, weight and height. To get yours calculated try this free BMR calculator.