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Resting Metabolic Rate
    My Health Report
  • on May 13, 2019 |

Resting metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns energy when it is at complete rest. The energy that your body burns is essential for digestion, breathing, and body temperature regulation.

Everyone’s resting metabolic rate is different based on your age, weight, gender, and body composition. The UCP1 gene plays an important role in body temperature regulation. This can impact your resting metabolic rate which in turn will determine how many calories your body will burn throughout the day.

The UCP1 gene is found in fat tissue and creates energy then releases it in the form of heat. It plays a central role in defining your resting metabolic rate through maintaining your body's stable temperature.

Ways to increase your metabolic rate:

  • Engage in high intensity training (HIIT)
  • Eat spicy foods
  • Drink more cold water
  • Spend more time standing/walking instead of sitting
  • Increase muscle mass by lifting weights

Test your genomic profile to see if you’re at risk for low resting metabolic rate.