What is a BMR test?
Resting metabolic rate testing shows how many calories your body burns at rest, giving you the data you need to plan a weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance plan designed to succeed. We will measure the calories your body needs to sustain function while at rest.
Why BMR test is done?
People usually have their metabolic rate tested if they are trying to: Control their weight. Managing their body weight while adjusting to a new nutrition plan or weight loss program. Deal with the problems created by obesity such as sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, and breathing problems.
How do you calculate BMR in a lab?
The equation to Calculate Your BMR
- Men: BMR = 88.362 + (13.397 x weight in kg) + (4.799 x height in cm) – (5.677 x age in years)
- Women: BMR = 447.593 + (9.247 x weight in kg) + (3.098 x height in cm) – (4.330 x age in years)
What is the normal BMR rate?
An average man has a BMR of around 7,100 kJ per day, while an average woman has a BMR of around 5,900 kJ per day. Energy expenditure is continuous, but the rate varies throughout the day.
Is a high or low BMR better?
“A higher BMR means you need to burn more calories to sustain yourself throughout the day. A lower BMR means your metabolism is slower. Ultimately, leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising, and eating well is what’s important,” said Trentacosta.
What is a low BMR?
A low BMR means you have to eat less calories in order to lose body fat and weight. The Metabolic age is calculated by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate to the average BMR of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an sign that you need to improve your metabolic rate.
Should BMR be high or low?
Is a low BMR good?
What is my BMR with hypothyroidism?
Normal BMR percentage ranges from negative 15% to positive 5%. Most of the hyperthyroid patients hold a BMR percent of positive 20% or more and hypothyroid patients have a BMR of negative 20% or less.
What happens if BMR is low?
What happens if BMR is high?
Is it better to have high or low BMR?