How to Find Your BMR

A complete fitness lifestyle is more than just eating right and working out. To stay as informed as possible, you should keep your basal metabolic rate (BMR) in mind. What is your BMR, you ask? We will answer than below as well as provide a nifty calculator so you can easily determine where your BMR sits.

Schedule a Demo T2 Class

What is BMR?

Your basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy needed while resting when your digestive system is inactive. In simpler terms, it’s the number of calories you burn just by existing. Exercising will increase your caloric output, but you will continue to burn calories just by breathing, sitting, or even sleeping. If you have a higher BMR, your metabolism burns more calories naturally than someone with a lower BMR. Generally, your metabolism slows down as you age, which is why many people find it harder to stay in shape once they reach their 40s and 50s. Knowing your BMR is valuable because it will tell you your caloric needs as they pertain to healthy weight loss.

How to Find Your BMR

Your BMR is calculated using your age, sex, height, and weight. The easiest way to find your BMR is to use an online calculator. These calculators easily and quickly tell you your BMR and what it means for your fitness. It’s important to remember that BMR is an estimate, too, and for the most accurate info about your body and health, you should consult your doctor foremost.