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What is BMI and BMR?
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a tool to measure the amount of body fat you have based on height
and weight. Obese people are generally less healthy and are more prone to illnesses such as diabetes,
hypertension, heart diseases and etc. BMI is used for 18 to 65 years old people and is not suitable
for children, adolescent, pregnant women, elderly and athlete.
Basic Metabolism Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended by body at rest. In another words,
it is the minimum calorie requirement needed to sustain life in a resting individual. Once calculated the BMR,
you may calculate daily calorie intake required to maintain current weight by using this BMR value.
You may increase total calorie intake if wish to gain weight, and vice versa.
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