Evaluation of the basal metabolic rate for the definition of daily calorie consumption.
The measurement of the basal metabolic rate is a prevention and screening activity regarding nutrition, obesity and sedentary lifestyle problems.

The basal metabolic rate is the daily amount of calories that are consumed by the body in order to maintain vital functions. The check-up requires an indirect calorimeter which, by analysing the respiratory gases, provides the daily basal calorie consumption. To find out the total daily energy expenditure, the calorie consumption required by lifestyle and physical activity must be added to the basal metabolic rate measurement.

The determination of these three variables allows for an individual body weight control program to be determined.

• Body mass index

• Basal metabolism

• Energy balance