1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate


Updated May 16, 2014

Omron HJA-312 Weekly Calorie Goal Screen

Omron HJA-312 Weekly Calories Burned Goal Screen

Wendy Bumgardner © 2013

Definition: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body burns at rest to maintain normal body functions. It is the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise. It changes with age, weight, height, gender, diet and exercise habits.

Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator: Use this calculator to find your BMR.

Pronunciation: bee em ar

Common Misspellings: basil basel

Examples: I want to improve my BMR by building muscle.

Related Video
How to Estimate Your Basal Metabolic Rate
Determining if You Need to Increase Your Metabolism

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.