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Naturally, BMR will lower its speed as we age due to the decreased need for energy.
Physical exercise not only influences body weight by burning calories, it also helps raise your BMR by building extra lean tissue.
Elderly patients have a reduced basal metabolic rate (BMR) and are susceptible to heat loss as a result of impaired thermoregulation.
Eat more calories than your BMR requirement, and you will inevitably gain weight as these extra calories will be stored in fat tissue.
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of calories your body needs within a 24-hour period to sustain itself.