Feb 24 2011

What is BMR? What does BMR stand for?

Category: Exercise & Fitness


BMR is an acronym that stands for Basal Metabolic Rate. It is basically the amount of calories that an individual will burn while at rest and with adequate sleep. BMR decreases with age and with the loss of muscle. So essentially, lean body mass is the key to this measure of metabolism. BMR will vary from person to person and from body type to body type. BMR calculators are available that can determine your metabolic rate based on your height, weight, gender, and age.

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