# Calculating a man’s basal metabolic rate

The basal metabolic rate is the energy used by the body when at rest

### Interpreting a man’s basal metabolic rate

Your basal metabolic rate is the **amount of energy** that your body burns when at rest. This is the energy used to power your heart, your brain or even to run your digestive system on a daily basis. The formula used is given below:

- Men’s basal metabolic rate: 13.707 x weight in kg + 492.3 x height in cm – 6.673 x age + 77.607