What is BMR? Uncovering the Mystery of Commonly Confused Fitness Abbreviations – Fit Armadillo

What is BMR? Uncovering the Mystery of Commonly Confused Fitness Abbreviations

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It’s Tighten + Tone Tuesday again! Like any industry, the fitness industry has its fair share of tricky lingo.  This week you’ll get to learn about an alphabet soup of fitness abbreviations (or at least an alphabet soup that only includes the letters B, E, M, and R).  I’ll start things off by answering the question I’m most often asked: What is BMR?!  Then, for fun I’ll teach you about BMR’s cousin, BEE and two related abbreviations: RMR and REE. 

Now, you may have noticed from my video snap shot that I am not going to teach you how to calculate your BMR.  Why would I leave that calculation out and teach you how to calculate your RMR instead? Didn’t I just tell you that I get asked what BMR is way more than I’m asked about RMR? I did tell you that, but to find out why your math lesson will be limited to RMR you’ll have to watch the video 🙂 If you REALLY want to get your BMR calculated, you can, but it will be a lot more expensive and you can’t do it at home. And I’m all about DIY-ing things (well, most things, I have resigned from a desire to be a website DIY-er.  If I hadn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this post right now!).

If you’re not a math geek, you may be wondering why you would even want to calculate your RMR in the first place.  I’ll give you a few reasons in the video as well, but for now I’ll give you a hint: knowing your RMR can help you with your fitness goals.  Why am I being so mysterious today? Maybe its because the M in these abbreviations stands for mystery.  Maybe not, but there is only one way to find out! Yup, you have to tune into the video!

Before you tune in you’ll want to make sure you know your weight in kilograms (if you’re an American, divide your weight in lbs by 2.2), height in centimeters (Americans will need to multiply their height in inches by 2.54), age in years (your real age, not the age you keep turning…I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22 even though I’m actually turning 29…no idea how that happened!), and gender.  If you’re like me, you’ll also want to grab a calculator 🙂

Ready to learn what BMR is and how to calculate your RMR? Click it or Ticket…er…click the video below or don’t…you won’t get a ticket, but you won’t get to learn about BMR And RMR from me unless you do:

Now that you know the difference between BMR and RMR and how to estimate your RMR, I want you to take action now! Calculate your RMR and adjust it to your current activity level.  Then leave me a comment telling me your thoughts:




Catherine Turley

Hello! I'm the founder of Fit Armadillo® and I'm so glad you're here. If you've been looking for a way to start your healthy lifestyle, but you don’t want to join a gym or spend thousands of dollars on supplements and fad products, you’ve come to the right place. On the blog we share fitness tips and healthy recipes to get you started. For more 1-on-1 help head here to get matched with an awesome certified fitness professional. Looking for motivation to start or stick to your routine? Check out my *bestselling* book HERE

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