What is power metabolism and how is it calculated?
Power Metabolic Rate, also called Daily Energy Requirement, is the amount of calories your body burns per day to perform your daily activities. It includes not only basal metabolic rate, the calories your body burns when you're not moving, but also the calories you consume when you are moving.
Power Metabolic Rate is important because it helps you understand how many calories you consume per day and how many calories you should consume to maintain or change your weight. If you want to lose weight, you probably need to eat fewer calories than your body burns, while if you want to build muscle, you need to eat more calories.
There are several formulas for calculating power expenditure. One popular formula is:
The activity factor is a factor that takes into account the level of physical activity. It can range from 1.2 (not very active) to 2.5 (very active).
Here are some examples of how to calculate the activity factor for different activity levels:
- Slightly physically active: 1.2
- Slightly active: 1.375
- Moderately active: 1.55
- Very active: 1.725
- Extremely active: 1.9
Power metabolic rate can be calculated by first calculating basal metabolic rate and then multiplying by activity factor.
It is important to know that power metabolic rate can vary from person to person and it is difficult to calculate accurately. There are many factors that affect power metabolic rate, such as the type and intensity of physical activity, age, and gender.
Here you can find different calculators:
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure that the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.