Calculating a woman’s basal metabolic rate

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

Interpreting a woman’s basal metabolic rate

The basal metabolic rate (BMR), also known as resting energy expenditure (REE), refers to the energy that your body uses to function when at rest, i.e., with no physical activity. The formula for calculating a woman’s BMR is given below:

  • Women’s basal metabolic rate: 9.740 x weight in kg + 172.9 x height in cm – 4.737 x age + 667.051