Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a calculation of the amount of energy you require at complete rest. This is displayed as a calorific value which is an indication of a patient’s energy expenditure. This is mainly dictated by the amount of lean body tissue you carry. If you wish to increase your BMR which let’s face it is no bad thing, you need to increase your lean muscle mass and reduce your fat percentage.

BMR is also very important perimeter to monitor as it can decrease with age. This is normally a side effect of Sarcopenic Obesity so it is an important indicator of some hidden issues.

For more information on your Basal Metabolic Rate and understanding some of the other fantastic information available from a Tanita Body Composition Monitor please click here