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Postby Garfield » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:06 pm

I've been hearing a lot recently about resting metabolic rates and active metabolic rates... does anyone have the formulas to calculate these? Also does anyone use them and is it helpful?
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Postby Ally » Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:10 am

Sorry Garfield, can't help you there!!
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Postby KimE » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:25 am

Hi Garfield

Here is a link. What this gives you is the rate of calories burnt per day just for you body to do all it's basic functions whilst you do nothing or the resting metabolic rate.

http://www.24hourfitness.com/html/fitne ... calc/rest/

Also here is a great conversion site should you need it. It has just about every conversion you could think of as the site above is American and hence not metric.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/

As I am a calorie counter I have worked out what my daily needs are including the activity level which I guess would be the working metabolic rate. You can get that calculator on the site above or here :arrow: http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... ulator.htm

Hope this helps.
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Postby Garfield » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:36 am

Thanks, that was very useful :D
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Postby louise » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:22 pm

the thing i find about metabolic rates which is silly. is that we want to have a fast metabolism, so we can burn calories faster, but then its like our body become less and less efficient in terms of energy consumption. i was wondering about the effect of fast metabolism on lifespan. generally, with animals the faster their metabolism the shorter their lifespan. but i guess with humans, we get a faster metabolism often with greater fitness, which probably is better for longevity.
Spicy foods are apparently good for raising your metabolism and eating lots of little meals throughout the day, so it has to continuely work and exercise first thing in the morning.
I would interested to find out how to measure my own metabolic rate also.
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Postby louise » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:38 pm

i was reading about a device called a 'MetaGem Calorimeter', which apparently precisely measures one's metabolic rate. Has anyone come across this or a similar device? I would be interested to know more. Apparently from this you can discover just how many calories you need to maintain or lose weight. Here is a bit about it and a photo:
http://www.foundationsnutrition.com/Metabolism.htm

Also this site:
http://www.freemetabolismcalculator.com/
tells you the calories you need in rest. Says I need 980, (I wish it were more :wink: )
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Postby Dolly » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:47 pm

Hi Louise you have some great links on metabolism there, here's another one Link
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