What is BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)?
The BMR, or Basal Metabolic Rate, is the amount of calories the body needs to maintain its basic functions while at complete rest. That is, it is the amount of energy that the body needs to maintain vital functions such as respiration, blood circulation, brain function, and body temperature while at rest. The BMR is calculated based on a person’s body weight, height, age, and gender. It is an important measure to determine the minimum number of calories the body needs to function, and is an essential part of planning diets and weight gain or loss programs.