Health and Nutrition Habart Tasmania

Basal Metabolic Rate

Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the minimum level of energy your body needs when at rest to function effectively.


Your basal metabolism is greatly affected by the quantity of muscles you have, therefore increasing your muscle mass will help you increase your basal metabolism.

By studying healthy individuals, scientists have found that as people age, their metabolic rate changes. Basal metabolism rises as a child matures. After a peak at the age of 16 or 17, it typically starts to decrease gradually.

Having a higher basal metabolism will increase the number of calories used and help to decrease the amount of body fat.

Not all calories are created equal! Nutritionally dense meals and snacks are the best options. High Protein & Fibre and Low Calorie.