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Basal Metabolic Rate Vs Resting Metabolic Rate

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WHat is the difference between someone's resting metabolic rate and basal metabolic rate?

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BothMeasureSame:
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BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate and
RMR stands for Resting Metabolic Rate
Both calculate the calories burnt in a day if a person were to do no activity at all
Equation used to measure BMR is HarrisBenedict Equation
And Muffin equation calculates RMR
These days RMR is used more often than BMR because RMR gives more accurate results
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What are the similarities between someone's resting metabolic rate and basal metabolic rate?

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BothMeasureSame:
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BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate and
RMR stands for Resting Metabolic Rate
Both calculate the calories burnt in a day if a person were to do no activity at all
Equation used to measure BMR is HarrisBenedict Equation
And Muffin equation calculates RMR
These days RMR is used more often than BMR because RMR gives more accurate results
...Read more

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What is a basal metabolic rate and a resting heart rate?

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BMR vs RHR:
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Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the minimal rate of energy expenditure per unit time by warm-blooded animals at rest.
resting heart rate is how many beats per minute the heart is going when the person is at rest usually 60-90bpm
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What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

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Caloric burn at rest:
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Dependent on what you eat (prtein vs sugar and starch, your total muscle mass. Your muscle/fat ratio. Fat has very low metabolic activity. Muscle burns much more calories at rest.
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How is resting metabolic rate measured?

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It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women:
women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) - (5 x age (yrs) - 161.
To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by .45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54.
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How can I figure my resting metabolic rate?

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It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women:
women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) - (5 x age (yrs) - 161.
To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by .45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54.
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What is the difference between a basal metabolic rate and an active metabolic rate?

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BothMeasureSame:
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BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate and
RMR stands for Resting Metabolic Rate
Both calculate the calories burnt in a day if a person were to do no activity at all
Equation used to measure BMR is HarrisBenedict Equation
And Muffin equation calculates RMR
These days RMR is used more often than BMR because RMR gives more accurate results
...Read more

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How do I calculate my basal metabolic rate? Is there an online calculator you recommend?

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BMR:
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Yes, there are calculators online and are based on your age, weight, height and gender. However, these are only estimates of BMR. The best to calculate your BMR is to have indirect calorimetry (ask your doctor about it)
Here are one link:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/tools/bmr-calculator
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How is weight loss affected by someone's basal metabolic rate?

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Weight loss:
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The higher your basal metabolic rate (BMR), the easier it is to lose weight. Unless you have a low thyroid, there is no medication or supplement that can raise your BMR. You can only raise it through exercise. Aerobic exercise raises the BMR during and for hours afterwards. Strength exercises raise it over the long run by increasing muscle mass (muscle burns more than fat)
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How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

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Many methods:
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There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy.
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