Basal Metabolic Rate


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Term: Basal Metabolic Rate
Definition (Myers): The body's resting rate of energy expenditure 1
Definition (alternative): the minimum calorific requirement needed to sustain life in a resting individual. 2
Contextual explanation: the minimum number of calories the body burns at rest in order to perform normal body functions
Related terms and concepts:
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Basal Metabolic Rate - The Neuron4
Basal Metabolic Rate - The Neuron5
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Basal Metabolic Rate - BMR. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2009, from http://www.shapefit.com/basal-metabolic-rate.html
  3. YouTube - How the Body Works : The Basal Metabolic Rate. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zJ6jqtgfU
  4. Fat 2 Fit Radio » Blog Archive » What is my basal metabolic rate?. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2009, from http://www.fat2fitradio.com/2007/10/what-is-my-basal-metabolic-rate/
  5. FitnessJournal.org - Personal Weight Loss Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2009, from http://www.fitnessjournal.org/tour_stats.html
Edited by: Michelle
Date of last edit: 10/22/09



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