# BMR Calculator for men

Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body burns at rest to maintain normal body functions.

It is the amount of calories your body burns per day, regardless of exercise. It can also be described as your resting metabolic rate, or the amount of calories used by your body at rest.

The average BMR for men is about 1,600 to 1,800 KCal / day. But this is variable: if you are above 40, your average BMR is probably only 1,200 Kcals/day. Hence, if you maintain your normal diet as you did in your 20s, you will probably get fat.

## BMR formula for men

The BMR equation for men isn't perfect, it's just a convenient way of approximating your BMR.

Your personal BMR will vary based on several other factors, including: Muscle mass (More muscled bodies have higher BMRs than fatter bodies), Bodily growth (People experiencing rapid growth will have higher BMRs), Body temperature (fever), Diet (Fasting can reduce your BMR), or Heredity.

**English BMR Formula for men**

- BMR: (88.3 + (13.4 x (weight*/2.2)) + (4.8 x (height*/0.39)) - (5.7 x age in years))

* weight in pounds and height in inches.

**Metric BMR Formula for men**

- BMR: (88.3 + (13.4 x weight*) + (4.8 x height*) - (5.7 x age in years))

* weight in kilos and height in cm.

## Calculate your BMR

If you're trying to lose, maintain, or gain weight, it's a good idea to start by calculating your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) with the formula for men.

You can calculate your BMR now with our “Basal Metabolic Rate calculator for men” to know the number of calories burned while resting.