BMR is short for basal metabolic rate.

BMR is defined as the rate at which your body uses energy when you are resting but while the person is awake in order to keep vital functions going such as breathing.

Knowing your Basal Metabolic Rate is important especially if you want to maintain your weight, lose weight, or even gain weight as it helps you determine what number of calories you should be eating.

**Formula to calculate BMR.**

BMR is calculated differently from man to woman.

**Example:**

Calculate the BMR of a lady whose weight is 68Kg, has a height of 160cm and is 22 years old.

Therefore, your BMR is 1,476.809.