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The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a standardized way of determining a person’s fat levels by comparing their height and weight. It is commonly thought to measure the percentage of body fat, however, this is not the case. The index was created in the mid 1800’s by Adolphe Quetelet and was originally designed for measuring…

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Your body uses energy no matter what you’re doing. Even if you stayed in bed all day, you’d burn calories. The number of calories your body would use in a 24-hour period, even if you did absolutely nothing, is called your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). In other words, your basal metabolic rate is the average…

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