Daily Update 4.4
Week 7: Module 4: Date 3/15/13
Now that we have learned about calories and what they are composed of we need to figure out how many we need to ingest. The Harris-Benedict equation was developed for just this situation. The Harris-Benedict equation was created in 1919 by two professors. This equation uses your height, weight, age, sex and activity level to estimate your basal metabolic rate and daily caloric intake. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy your body uses each day while at rest.