Determination of Energy Use by the Body


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Which of the following terms is used to describe the rate at which energy is used for your vital functions?

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1. What is the daily energy use of a 27-year-old male who is 70 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and does little or no exercise?

2. What is the BMR of a 28-years-old female who weighs 240 pounds and is 68 inches tall?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of basal metabolic rate and energy use in this quiz and accompanying worksheet. Practice questions assess your understanding of the methods used to calculate heat production.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your comprehension of:

  • The rate energy is used for body functions
  • What factors affect BMR
  • The processes to measure heat production
  • What formula is used to estimate BMR and understand energy use

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the rate of energy use in the human body
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the two processes used to determine heat production
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the equation used to estimate BMR and understand energy use through the application of an activity factor

Additional Learning

For more information about human energy needs, review the lesson titled Determination of Energy Use by the Body. This lesson covers:

  • What factors affect BMR
  • How to calculate BMR
  • The advantages and disadvantages of heat production measurement methods