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How many calories do you burn breathing?

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The body burns about 70 percent of its daily calorie intake when at rest or just breathing, the average daily calorie intake needed for a male is 2500 and 2000 for a woman. This amount can vary depending on the size or age of the individual.

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The rate at which the body burns energy is called the metabolic rate. The metabolic rate can vary depending on a person size or how active they are. People who are overweight may cite a low metabolism as a primary reason for weight gain. However, larger people often have a higher metabolism, as it takes more energy to move a heavier body.

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