This calculator calculates BMR(Basal Metabolic Rate).
BMR is the minimum number of calories necessary for sustaining basic functions for the body.
There are several ways of calculating BMR like the Mifflin-St Jeor Equation and the Revised Harris-Benedict Equation but a study has shown that the Mifflin-St Jeor Equation is more accurate.
Output values are rounded to the first decimal place.
Frankenfield, D., Roth-Yousey, L., & Compher, C. (2005). Comparison of predictive equations for resting metabolic rate in healthy nonobese and obese adults: a systematic review. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105(5), 775–789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2005.02.005
Mifflin-St Jeor Equation
Male: BMR = 10W + 6.25H - 5A + 5
Female: BMR = 10W + 6.25H - 5A - 161
Revised Harris-Benedict Equation
Male: BMR = 13.397W + 4.799H - 5.677A + 88.362
Female: BMR = 9.247W + 3.098H - 4.33A + 447.593
BMI = W ÷ H2