Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Giving your body what it needs

It is important to have a sensible nutrition plan in place to ensure adequate refuelling and recovery, especially during intense training. The starting point of any nutrition programme is knowing what your body requires at rest. This is known as your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and it represents the minimum number of calories your body requires in a 24-hour period when at total rest in order to function effectively (this includes your respiratory system, circulatory organs, neural system, liver and kidneys). BMR information can be used as the basis for nutritional planning based on your personal physique and therefore, your specific calorific needs.

A Tanita Monitor will automatically calculate your BMR based on your personal data and changing muscle mass measurements. You can use this information as the building blocks of any nutritional programme or dietary plan, reviewing it regularly and adapting it to fit in with your training programme. Remember, as your muscle mass increases, your BMR will change and hence, your dietary plan will need to be adjusted.