Have you ever heard of the term BMR? Well, your BMR is the number of calories your body burns in a day just doing “normal” things throughout the day. BMR essentially, is the number of calories your body burns just to maintain your heartbeat, digestion, respiration, tissue repair and other organ functions.
BMR is influenced by a number of factors, including age, weight, height, gender, environmental temperature, and your diet and exercise habits. You can also increase your BMR with exercises. Because of all of these different factors, it’s hard to pin down your BMR to the precise calorie, but we can get pretty close by using a specific formula.
Here are some formulas for figuring out your BMR. You’ll need a calculator (unless you’re really good at math 🙂 ) to plug your numbers into whichever formula applies to you.
MALE: 66 + (6.3 × body weight in pounds) + (12.9 × height in inches) − (6.8 × age in years)
FEMALE: 655 + (4.3 × weight in pounds) + (4.7 × height in inches) − (4.7 × age in years)
One thing to keep in mind is that your basal metabolic rate accounts for only about 75 percent of your total daily caloric expenditure. You’ll want to to learn more about how to apply it to your calorie needs and can do so my contacting me and I’ll help you determine that.