This is a short blog post about a man's basal metabolic rate, or BMR for short.
Back in February we published a blog post entitled "How important is your metabolic age?" Written. It turned out to be one of our most-read blog posts of all time. Most likely because we were referring to Leo Varadkars, the metabolic age of the then Taoiseach, and alongside his, Claire Byrnes, the RTE moderator.
The result of this blog post was a significant increase in the number of men who contacted us, particularly regarding their visceral fat.
Two things emerged:
- Most of these men were unaware of / had not heard of their basal metabolic rate or metabolic age.
- Also, they had no idea what visceral fat really meant and the dangers it posed.
Basal metabolic rate or BMR
Your metabolic age is how your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or how many calories your body burns at rest, compared to the average BMR for people your chronological age in the general population. BMR is just a measure of a person's overall health and fitness and just one of the guideline measurements we use in preparing our client's weight loss program.
Visceral fat is the type of fat that lies behind your abdominal wall in the cavity where your vital organs are also located. If you have too much of this fat, it will crowd around your liver, pancreas, intestines, and heart and lungs. It is the result of a diet that relies excessively on processed, sugary foods and a lifestyle that includes too much alcohol, too much stress, or too little sleep.
How we measure a man's basal metabolic rate
There is no difference in how we calculate or calculate the BMR of a man or a woman. The process is exactly the same for both sexes, but today the focus is on men to draw attention to the importance of the subject and their overall wellbeing.
When motivated, we use a special Tanita body composition monitor that uses advanced bioelectrical impedance analysis technology.
- Your age and gender (male) are entered.
- You are standing on the Tanita scale and a very low, safe electrical signal is sent through your feet to your legs and stomach by four metal electrodes (anyone with a pacemaker should not stand on the scale). Essentially, Libra assesses how easy it is for currents to move through your body.
- The electrical signal travels quickly through water that is present in hydrated muscle tissue, but encounters resistance when it encounters adipose tissue.
- This resistance, known as impedance, is measured and entered into scientifically validated Tanita equations to compute measurements of body composition – your basal metabolic rate is one of those measurements.
When metabolic age is monitored over time, it is a fantastic way to show the effects of a fitness program or weight loss program. As you increase your muscle mass, your metabolic age will decrease over time (as it speeds up your basal metabolic rate or BMR). A person with a high BMR will burn more calories at rest than a person with a low BMR (yes – even if you are sitting or sleeping!).
In short, for as little as $ 25 we'll calculate your BMR and do a thorough weight loss assessment.