Metabolic Age is the biological age of one’s body composition and basal metabolic rate (BMR). The test includes:
The Metabolic Age Calculator has been developed by Tanita Academy, the scientific arm of Tanita, one of the oldest and largest body composition analyser manufacturers.
This is calculated by comparing your basal metabolic rate (BMR) to the BMR average of your chronological age group. 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.If your metabolic age is higher than your actual chronological age, it’s an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which in turn will improve your BMR and Metabolic Age.