BMR–Basal Metabolic Rate is the parameter of health and obesity.It signifies the minimum amount of calorie/ energy needed for the body to sustain your life,while at physical and mental rest . Even when you are at rest ,body systems are continuously working. Like ,heart is pumping blood to maintain ciculation .Lung is taking oxygen inside and exaling Co2 outside to make your blood pure and usable for the body. Kidney is filtering waste materials and reabsrbing back , filtered blood. Neurons are continuously firing and nerve impulses are conducting to other neurons . Liver is busy in digesting ,storing through enzymes ,in order to digest your food. They are absorbing materials needed for energy through Carbohydrate ,Fat and Protein metabolisms .All these functions require minimal or Basal amount of energy . This basic amount of enery is measured in Kilojoules and calculated acccording to body requirements at different stages of bodily activities . Normal Values of BMR -Adult Man 1600 Calories per day is needed -Adult women is 1400 Calories per day -Approx 15 % + – of these values may be taken as normal. If metabolism is increased , you will burn more calories at rest and during activity. A high metabolism means you’ll need to take in more calories to maintain your same weight. Weight Loss -Higher the BMR ,it is easier to burn unwanted calories to reduce the weight .When the BMR is lower then less calories are burned and rest is stored as fat and your weight is increased .
Below is the chart by which one can calculate Basal Netabolic rate . It is by Harris Benedicts formula.
BODY MASS INDEX CALCULATOR — You can calculate your Current BMR by following link
INCH CALCULATOR —– Inch Calculator
FACTORS EFFECTING B M R
•1. Age. BMR is Highest in Children , Higher in adult and Lowest in Older persons . 2–Sex . Men have higher basal metabolic rate than women metabolisms than women. 3–Type of body – There are three types of bodies .Thinner- Ectomorphic , Moderate- Mesomorphic and Bulky – Endomorphic.- Having highest BMR – because they have larger organs and fluid volume to maintain .4-Muscular body –Muscular tissue need more energy to maintain them than fat so they have higher BMR . 5. Genetic preference –. Some families have higher, BMR than others because of their genetic configuration . 6- Physical activity -Exercise increases the BMR, muscular activity burns more killojoules of energy . 7. Hormonal factors. – Hyperthyroidism increases BMR while hypothyroidism decreases it. 8. Environmental factors. Hot or cold weather increases the BMR. Plan calories intake according to your target- Whether to decrese the weight, as in obesity ,Maintain your weight or to increase it.
BMI- BODY MASS INDEX – It is a paremeter which tells ,whether You are normal. underweight or overweight. It determines your risk factors for diseases. (BMI) PARAMETERS -If BMI of less than 18.5 means a person is underweight. -If BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideaL -If BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight. – Increased risk of diseases -If BMI over 30 indicates obesity. -Severe risk of diseases -If it is Above 40 – Very severe risk of diseases Satish Tripathi sctri48