Question: Is it better to have a high or low basal metabolic rate?

“A higher BMR means you need to burn more calories to sustain yourself throughout the day. A lower BMR means your metabolism is slower. Ultimately, leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising, and eating well is whats important,” said Trentacosta.

What is a good basal metabolic rate?

According to several sources, the average RMR for women is around 1400 calories per day1 and for men is just over 1600 calories.

Is a lower basal metabolic rate good?

A low BMR means you have to eat less calories in order to lose body fat and weight. The Metabolic age is calculated by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate to the average BMR of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, its an sign that you need to improve your metabolic rate.

Can you lose weight by eating your BMR?

Will You Lose Weight if You Eat Your BMR? Short answer: yes, but its not sustainable. Remember, your BMR is just the number of calories your body burns at rest and does not account for the calories you need to walk, talk, exercise, etc.

What increases the basal metabolic rate in an individual?

Amount of physical activity – hard-working muscles need plenty of energy to burn. Regular exercise increases muscle mass and teaches the body to burn kilojoules at a faster rate, even when at rest. Drugs – like caffeine or nicotine, can increase the BMR.

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