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    Basal Energy Expenditure

    Calculates daily energy expenditure.
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    Recall that this is simply the basal, i.e., minimum daily needs. Activity will increase this substantially.

    Female
    Male
    lbs
    in
    years
    Harris-Benedict Equation Predictors
    Sedentary (little to no exercise)
    Light exercise (1-3 days per week)
    Moderate exercise (3–5 days per week)
    Heavy exercise (6–7 days per week)
    Very heavy exercise (twice per day, extra heavy workouts)

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    Dr. J. P. Flatt

    About the Creator

    J. P. Flatt, PhD, is a professor emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts. His research focuses on metabolic processes of fat breakdown, obesity and physical activity.

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