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What is the difference between BMR and resting metabolic rate (RMR)?

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• BMR stands for basal metabolic rate. That is the rate at which you burn calories while sleeping. Since it is not practical to test people while still in bed, CardioCoach determines resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR is the amount of calories you would burn if you rested all day. To get an accurate measurement, it is important that you reach a true resting state during your test. CardioCoach also calculates a total metabolic rate. Research has shown that for most people, daily activities such as walking, working, speaking, etc, increase their metabolic rate 25% to 35% above their RMR. CardioCoach will calculate this for you. This total metabolic rate does not consider the effects of exercise. The effects of exercise are included in the calculation of the time it takes to reach your goal weight. more
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