# 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