Definition of metabolic rate in English:

metabolic rate

noun

  • The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism.

    ‘many people come into my office convinced that they have a low metabolic rate’
    • ‘At higher altitudes, appetite generally decreases and metabolic rate increases - up to 7 percent in women.’
    • ‘Patients with suspected hypothyroidism are usually asked to take their basal axillary temperature, which provides a crude estimate of basal metabolic rate.’
    • ‘Shift working disrupts the body by affecting blood temperature, blood sugar levels, metabolic rate and general mental efficiency.’
    • ‘Long-term training helps you add significant amounts of muscle tissue, causing small increases in your metabolic rate.’
    • ‘In adulthood, the average basal metabolic rate (BMR) declines 2 to 3 percent per decade.’
    • ‘Your resting metabolic rate is probably the most significant facet of metabolism.’
    • ‘It is muscle activity that is responsible for most of your metabolic rate level, so if there is less muscle, fewer calories will be burnt.’
    • ‘In order to lose weight, your body needs to burn more calories than you consume, so the more exercise you take, the more you'll burn and the higher your metabolic rate will be.’
    • ‘The metabolic rate after a workout using one-minute rest periods was almost double that of an identical workout with three-minute rest periods.’
    • ‘With a high metabolic rate, otters have to eat significant amounts of food regularly.’
    • ‘Chillis are associated with a range of health-giving properties including a blood-thinning effect and a speeding of the body's metabolic rate.’
    • ‘To a certain extent, a person's basal metabolic rate is inherited - passed on through the genes a person gets from his or her parents.’
    • ‘Reduction in metabolic rate also leads to under-utilization of glycogen stores in the liver, leading to its accumulation.’
    • ‘Metabolic rate varies considerably from person to person.’
    • ‘Regular exercise will increase your appetite but your increased metabolic rate will more than compensate for it.’
    • ‘Your metabolic rate decreases about 10 percent while you sleep; eating breakfast restores that deficit.’