B.M.R. HUGE for Success or Failure
We take so many things into account when we are attempting a fitness program (diet, workout, type of workout, etc…), but sometimes we miss one of the most important things. I know B.M.R. sounds similar to B.M.I., but it’s completely different. In my opinion, it may be more prudent than anything else in regards to your success or failure.
B.M.R. is your Basal Metabolic Rate. Well doesn’t that just sound super complex and confusing? However, it’s actually very simple and easy to calculate and incorporate into your fitness plan. Your B.M.R. is the estimate number of calories your body needs to function, at rest, in a 24 hour span. You’re always burning calories to help you blink, sit, run, breathe, body temperature control, etc… You need calories to burn to help you breathe!!! It’s not easily changed, as we can’t stretch or shrink ourselves. However, we can adjust it by shedding some body weight. It’s also going to change as you get older as well.
You want to take your B.M.R. into account for any fitness program. If you’re attempting to figure out how many calories you need to add or gain weight, it’s great to get an estimate of where your body is starting from. If you have no idea or are just guessing, you may find yourself getting stuck in a rut, or going in circles. This little tip could make a huge difference in your healthy lifestyle change.
It’s important to know your B.M.R., as it will help you gain that edge in your fitness goals. If you’re looking for weight loss, you’re definitely going to want to know how many calories you need to simply function in a day. We would love to help you incorporate your B.M.R. into your workout program. We can also explain much more about it in one of your training sessions. Contact us now to get that edge in all of your training.
How to calculate your B.M.R. for men is the following:
10 x (weight in kg) + 6.25 height (cm) – 5 x age (years) +5
How to calculate your B.M.R. for women is the following:
10 x (weight in kg) + 6.25 height (cm) – 5 x age (years) -161