Basal Metabolic Rate Testing

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the minimum amount of energy required for the functioning of vital organs, such as the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, muscles and digestive organs. Each person's metabolism is unique and dependent on various factors such as genetics, gender, age, weight, body fat, diet, and exercise. Our exercise specialists utilize a technique called indirect calorimetry to accurately determine a person's BMR.

An individual's total daily expenditure (TDEE) is the number of calories that a person's body expends in 24 hours, with BMR usually being the largest component. TDEE also includes things such as exercise, activities of daily living, and the energy required to digest food.

It is known that restrictive diets may negatively affect a person's metabolism. Through the determination of BMR, an individual can gain a better understanding of how much food is needed in order to acheive his or her goal weight.

If you would like to watch a BMR test demonstration please click here.

Please print and complete the appropriate forms and bring them with you to your scheduled testing appointment with Allied Health Services:

For more information or to schedule a BMR assessment, please contact us.