Everything You Need to Know about BMI and BMR

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BMI and BMR may sound similar, but they are very different. A person’s BMI, or Body Mass Index, is calculated using their height and weight to understand their body composition. On the other hand, BMR, or Basal Metabolic Rate, calculates how many calories are burned while your body is in a state of resting.

While they have their differences, the two can also be corelated, as your BMI may indirectly affect your BMR.

Body Mass Index

A person’s BMI is calculated to understand how much fat they have. The index uses a ratio of your weight and height and then classifies you as either underweight, average weight, overweight, or obese. It is one of the most popular modes of gauging a person’s health and is used by statisticians worldwide to figure out the levels of obesity in their nations.

Basal Metabolic Rate

When a person is resting and the body is only performing essential tasks like breathing, digesting, or keeping your heart beating, the number of calories burned during these tasks is known as the BMR. Although a person’s BMR is determined partially by genetics, their level of health and activity level can also have a substantial effect on their Basal Metabolic Rate.

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How a Person Can Improve Their BMI and BMR

It’s key for every individual to visit their doctor once a year and get a routine checkup so that they can receive feedback on how they can improve, whether it’s doing pushups right after you wake up or a more balanced diet.

Other than this, several smart technological solutions have also come about that help promote a healthy lifestyle, in the shape of mobile apps and fitness watches that reward you based on your performance.

How Qutek can Help You Lead a Healthy Life

Preventing your BMI and BMR from reaching dangerous levels is a serious task, but not necessarily a difficult one. And to make the process even easier, Qutek has several solutions under its wing to help you keep diseases at bay.

Qutek has all the resources available for you to have an ideal diet plan as well as a personal trainer. Please browse our list of Smart Technological Solutions UK or shoot us a message to learn more about which solution best suits you.