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What is Basal Metabolic Rate?

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The basal metabolism supports your bodily functions that occur without conscious awareness.This includes the heartbeat, breathing, maintenance of body temperature and sending of nerve and hormonal messages to direct these activities. They are the basal processes that maintain life. The amount of energy required to maintain these functions is called the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The basal metabolic rate is the minimum amount of calories needed to sustain the vital functions of the body during a…