Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

by Gautham 24. April 2011 21:44

RMR (Resting MetabolicRate) is the minimum amount of calories required to keep the vital processes of the body functioning. These vital processes include breathing, nervousactivity, digestion, brain activity and protein synthesis etc. 

If anymore expenditurecomes from the muscular activity, such as movement of the body, exercise etc. It needs to be added to the RMR.

Therefore RMR= (Total calories of Vital processes + movement or exercise)

 

RMR is calculated using the formula

  

For men: RMR = 9.99 x wt (kg) +6.25 x ht (cm) - 4.92 x age (yrs) + 5

For women: RMR = 9.99 x wt (kg) + 6.25 x ht (cm) - 4.92 x age(yrs) -161

{Note: Convert pounds to kilograms by dividing by 2.2; convert inches to centimeters by multiplying by 2.54)

 

The RMR value derived from the prediction equation is then multiplied by the appropriate activity correction factor to:

 

  • Sedentary (little or no exercise) : 1.200
  •  Lightly active (light exercise/sports one to three days per week) : 1.375
  •  Moderately active (moderate exercise/sports six to seven days per week) : 1.550
  •  Very active (hard exercise/sports six to seven days per week) : 1.725
  •  Extra active (very hard exercise/sports and a physical job) : 1.900

 

Note: This equation is more accurate for obese than non-obese individuals.

Note: 1 kg = 2.2 lb;1 inch = 2.54 cm

  

Use our Health tool on our website www.protonfit.com to calculate your Resting Metabolic Rate 

 

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