What are resting metabolic rate (RMR) and personal activity level (PAL)?

The number of calories you burn each day at rest is estimated using a standard formula based on height, weight, age and gender (the Mifflin equation). This equation produces what is known as a resting metabolic rate (RMR). The Mifflin equation provides a good approximation of RMR for most people; however, individual metabolisms can and do vary. Your daily calories burned are estimated by multiplying your RMR by your personal activity level (PAL). The Mifflin equation assumes that one’s PAL is sedentary to light (e.g. a typical office worker). This PAL corresponds to the following set of daily activities:
Sleeping – 8 hours
Personal care (dressing, showering) – 1 hour
Eating – 1 hour
Cooking – 1 hour
Sitting (office work, selling produce, tending shop) – 8 hours
Driving car to/from work – 1 hour
General household work – 1 hour
Light leisure activities (watching TV, talking) – 3 hours

2016-11-03T14:09:50+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Comments Off on What are resting metabolic rate (RMR) and personal activity level (PAL)?
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