Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

Increasing BMR?

I know BMR increases a lot with strength training, but aside from swimming and horseback riding (I know swimming builds muscle mass, not sure about horseback riding but meh), I don't do any weightlifting, and I'm scared that if I get a job that requires me to be on my feet for a lot of the day then I'll accidentally (unintentionally) lose or gain weight. I know TDEE increases with exercises so I don't wanna eat potentially a lot more calories and gain weight unintentionally either.

Also, when you boost your BMR, how long is it boosted for anyway?

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    1 month ago

    As you mentioned, putting on muscle will increase your BMR. It will stay increased as long as you maintain the added muscle. When you lose muscle, your metabolism slows. 

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