Your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
is the rate at which you burn energy or calories at rest.

How do I measure my RMR?

Males: 66+ (6.22 x weight (lbs)) +
(12.7 x height (inches)) - (6.8 x age)

Females: 655 + (4.36 x weight (lbs)) +
(4.32 x height (inches)) - (4.7 x age)

Did you know that?

Your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is one the main contributing componenents of energy expenditure (around 70%)

Things that affect your Metabolic Rate.....

  • Muscle - More muscle increases your RMR
  • Age - Your RMR decreases with Age
  • A decrease in your RMR can be due to genetics
  • The weather - Living in a cold enviroment can increase your RMR. I know this sounds strange but you expend more energy while moving around in cold weather. It's a allot easier to move around in summer but more of an effort to "get going" in winter.
  • Small Regular meals will increase your RMR
  • Pregnancy can increase your RMR
  • Crash dieting will decrease your RMR

© RMR Calculator created by
Mandy Gibbons,, 2000, 2001, 2002

Please use the RMR calculator below to view your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate)

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