# Mifflin St. Jeor

Mifflin St. Jeor derived a formula to find the resting metabolic rate. RMR is the amount of calories that is burned while in complete rest. Various scientists have derived many formulas and equations to find the RMR. This calculator uses Mifflin St. Jeor equation to find the resting metabolic rate. RMR is also known as BMR (basal metabolic rate).

## Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Calculation

### Formula

For Men : 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x Age + 5

For Women : 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x Age – 161

### Example

A 25 years female weighing 50 kgs and 154 cms tall will have a RMR rate of?

**RMR rate**= 10 x 50 + 6.25 x 154 – 5 x 25 – 161

= 1176. 5

3400 (English) calories for a woman, age 60, 133 lbs. 59″ tall? I don’t think so… Gotta bug somewhere

Did you make sure you entered your weight in using lbs not kg?

“RMR is also known as BMR (basal metabolic rate)” A Resting Metabolic Rate is not the same as a Basal Metabolic Rate. The MSJR equation calculates the RMR, not the BMR. The Harris Benedict equation calculates the BMR.