BMR calculator

BMR is short for Basal Metabolic Rate and represent the amount of calories your muscles burn every day just to maintain vital operations such as breathing or thinking. In other words BMR amount is the amount of calories your body would burn if you were to stay in bed the whole day and do nothing at all!

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Calculate BMR

Please select either metric BMR calculator (EU) or imperial BMR calculator (US).
Note: If entering height in foot and inches please only use 2 digits. Example: height of 6 foot and 1.5 inch should be entered as 6 foot 2 inches.

Select metric / imperial:
Your sex:
Your height:
in .
Your weight:
in .
Your age:
in years. Example “35”.
Select activity level:
Press to calculate BMR:
Your BMR is:
kcal.

Results:
The above value gives you your BMR calorie expenditure. This is not your total daily expenditure. If you want to know more about BMR read this article on what is basal metabolic rate.

If you have selected activity level as well, the above value gives you your approximate daily energy needs. If you exceed that number you will start to gain weight (you will gain body fat). If you do no exceed that number you will maintain your weight. If you eat less calories than the above number you will start to lose weight.
Read more about gaining and losing weight in this article: how many calories should I eat to lose weight?

The results are not 100% accurate as BMR calculator does not take into account the density of your bones, your muscle mass or the amount of water that is present in your body at the moment of calculation. The accuracy of this calculation is about 90% for non-obese and non-athlete person.

How to use BMR calculator

In order to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), please input your characteristics below. You can use metric (kilograms, centimeters) or imperial (lbs, inches) BMR calculator. When entering values, do not add “cm” “kg” “lbs” or “ft” to your number but only input plain numbers. Select your sex (man / woman) and select your activity level. By selecting activity level your BMR will be much higher. This is normal.

Read more about BMR: What is BMR?


Available useful tools:
BMI calculator A useful tool to calculate your body mass index.
BMR calculator Calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate.
Weight loss calculator Calculate your own personal weight loss diet.
Heart rate calculator Calculate your maximum heart rate.
Heart rate zones calculator Calculate heart rate zones so you can train better.
Body fat percentage calculator See what your body fat percentage is.
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Blood pressure calculator Check whether your blood pressure level is low, normal or high.

5 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. chinonso November 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Calculate my BMR

  2. Healthiack November 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    You need to input your gender, age, height and weight and press “calculate”.

  3. tina June 10, 2014 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Hello. Are these results accurate? My bmr is calculated to be 1652 calories which seems a bit too little for me?
    Thank you.

    • Healthiack June 10, 2014 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Hello. This is most probably your base BMR. BMR calculator calculates BMR using your body characteristics. You need to select activity level as well to get a better estimation of your daily caloric needs.

  4. Andrew R June 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Hello. How do I make use of this bmr calculator? My numbers seems way off. I am 45 year old male, my height is 180 cm and my weight is 85 kg.
    Thank you for reply. A

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