# Nutrition Assignment: Franks Basal Metabolic Rate

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Title: Nutrition Assignment Name: Jayne Moorhead Student Number: C14344116 Class Code: DT420 Lecturer Name: Karen Casey Due Date: 01/05/2015 Franks Basal Metabolic Rate To calculate Franks BMR we need to use the Harris Benedict Equation. We need Franks Weight in Pounds, Height in Inches and his Age, by using this information and putting it into the Equation we can find his BMR. If we know his activity level we can get a more accurate result. • Weight – 198lb • Height – 67 in • Age – 60 • Activity Level –(light exercise/sports 1-3 days a week ) BMR x 1.375 66 + (6.23 ×198) + (12.7 ×67) – (6.76 ×60) = 66 + (1233.54) + (850.9) – (405.6) = 1744.84 1744.84 X 1.375 = 2399 calories This is the total amount of calories it would need to maintain Franks current weight based on his Weight, Height, Age, Gender and Activity Level. If Frank would like to lose weight he would want to eat fewer calories than this on a daily basis. Franks Body Mass Index Body Mass Index is a way of assessing whether Frank is the correct weight for his height. It will allow us determine whether Frank is in the Underweight, Normal, Overweight or Obese Category To calculate it we divide his Weight (kg) by his Height in m2. Weight- 90kg Height – 1.7 X…show more content…
The only physical exercise he appears to do is a twenty minute walk one day a week, this is not enough activity to decrease his BMI increase his BMR and in turn to decrease his cholesterol and blood pressure all which are high risk factors in developing chronic degenerative heart disease. As Frank is not physically active now he needs to increase his exercise gradually and build up the intensity over time. He needs to be physically active 5 days a week for at least a half hour in order to decrease his weight. Regular exercise will make his heart and blood circulatory system more efficient, lower his cholesterol level, and also keep his blood pressure at a healthy