Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body burns at rest to maintain normal bodily functions. This includes breathing, pumping of heart, digestion and maintaining normal body temperature. It is the amount of calories per day your body burns without taking into account your physical activity. BMR changes with age, weight, height and gender.
On an average our body needs 70 calories per hour to sustain bodily functions at rest. This may be slightly more when awake and less when asleep. BMR increases with body temperature, hence BMR increases with fever and you burn more calories. For every 0.5 degrees celsius increase in body temperature, BMR increases by 7%. Enter your details to calculate BMR
BMR helps you to calculate your calorie requirements. Your calorie requirement will depend on your BMR and level of physical activity (PAL). If you are having a sedentary job you activity factor is 1.2. If your calculated BMR is 1500, your total calorie requirement for the day will be
Daily calorie requirement= BMR X PAL
1500 X 1.2= 1800 Calories