Resting Metabolic Rate/Energy Balance Activity
Our bodies need a basic amount of energy to function every day, even when we’re sleeping. To perform bodily functions, such as breathing and circulation, our body needs energy in the form of calories. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) estimates the amount of calories that you burn while at complete rest.
Watch the following video on Resting Metabolic Rate:
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Pick two appropriate formulas from Table 4-4 (page 107) and calculate your RMR. Comment on factors not reflected in the formulas that might make your actual RMR lower or higher. For example, while formulas take into account gender, age, and body size, formulas cannot account for thyroid hormone, nutritional status, race, and genetics.
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