# How does Tanita calculate metabolic age?

## How does Tanita calculate metabolic age?

Metabolic Age This is calculated by comparing your basal metabolic rate (BMR) to the BMR average of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate.

## What does metabolic age mean on a scale?

Your metabolic age is how your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or how many calories your body burns at rest, compares to the average BMR for people of your chronological age in the general population.

What is the ideal metabolic age?

How can you decrease your metabolic age? A good metabolic age is your age in real life. If you’re 40, your metabolic age should really be 40 too. Those that are fitter will find their metabolic age reads much younger than their chronological age.

### How does my scale calculate metabolic age?

Is there any science behind it? Typical metabolic age testing accurately takes into account visceral fat around the stomach, weight, muscle mass and percentage body fat, by standing on scales and attaching electrodes to the hands and feet. Combining the data in the electronic device yields your metabolic age.

### What is a good BMR score?

Your BMR score is a number which refers to how many calories you burn at rest. Most people’s BMR is between 1000 – 2000. This means that they need to take in between 1000 – 2000 calories each day to fuel their basic functions while in a resting state.

How does Tanita measure body fat?

Our bathroom scales send a very small electric current through your body. Since fat, muscle and other tissue all conduct electricity at a different rate, the scale can then calculate your body fat percentage.

## Is a BMR of 1500 Good?

A BMR of 1500 Calories translates to a lean body mass of 52 kg. So this is not low at all. Many women and some men will have a BMR lower than this, without being outside the “normal” range. Of course, if you are 6′8″ then 1500 would be quite low.

## Is a BMR of 1800 Good?

What happens to Your Metabolism as you age?

As people age their metabolic rate changes. Basal metabolism rises as a child matures and peaks at around 16 or 17, after which point it typically starts to decrease. A slow BMR will make it harder to lose body fat and overall weight. An estimate of how many calories you can consume within the next 24 hours to maintain your current weight.

### What does Tanita’s body composition monitor measure?

By using Tanita’s BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) technology, our body composition monitors can measure # your: weight, body fat percentage, body water percentage, muscle mass, physique rating, basal metabolic rate (BMR), daily caloric intake (DCI), metabolic age, bone mass, and visceral fat.

### Why choose Tanita’s children body fat scales?

These children scales are also available with ANT+ wireless options, giving users the ability to send the readings directly to our IronKids software. Tanita’s new line of child body fat scales are desgined to give parent, educators, and care givers a true picture of children’s health and fitness levels.