## Health

Physical health can be monitored by knowing:

- current weight
*Body Mass Index*(total body fat)- ideal weight is commonly based on your height

- fitness level
*Target Heart Rate*

- daily calorie needs
- Calories consumption can be determined by two factors:
- Harris Benedict Equation
^{1}- “The Harrisâ€“Benedict equation is a method used to estimate an
individual’s basal metabolic rate (BMR). The estimated BMR
value may be multiplied by a number that corresponds to the
individual’s activity level; the resulting number is the
approximate daily kilocalorie intake to maintain current
body weight. The Harrisâ€“Benedict equation may be used to
assist weight loss â€” by reducing kilocalorie intake number
below the estimated maintenance intake of the equation."
^{2}

- “The Harrisâ€“Benedict equation is a method used to estimate an
individual’s basal metabolic rate (BMR). The estimated BMR
value may be multiplied by a number that corresponds to the
individual’s activity level; the resulting number is the
approximate daily kilocalorie intake to maintain current
body weight. The Harrisâ€“Benedict equation may be used to
assist weight loss â€” by reducing kilocalorie intake number
below the estimated maintenance intake of the equation."
- an activity factor

- Harris Benedict Equation
- Activity dependant
- Based on
MET
- MET activity table
- calculator: https://keisan.casio.com/exec/system/1350891527

- MET activity table

- Based on
MET

- Calories consumption can be determined by two factors:

They all differ based on:

- height,
- weight,
- age
- and/or gender

## References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris%E2%80%93Benedict_equation ↩︎

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