Glossary

If you come across any word that you are not sure the meaning the glossary is here to help listing many of the technical words used.

Terms \ Descriptions:
BMI body mass index (BMI) is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual.
BMR Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the minimal rate of energy expenditure per unit time by endothermic animals at rest.
DRV Dietary Reference Values, the UK’s Department of Health’s nutritional intake recommendations. The United Kingdom Department of Health published the Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom. This records Dietary Reference Values (DRV) which recommended nutritional intakes for the UK population
kcal kilocalorie (1,000 calories), a unit of energy
PAL Physical activity level, a way of expressing a person’s daily physical activity
WAVA WAVA Rating (this used to mean World Association of Veteran Athletes – the governing body for veteran athletes, but they call themselves World Masters Athletics now). WAVA is the method used to measure your % score for a performances, based on the world record at a particular distance for a particular age, is a a potentially good way of seeing “where you are” compared with other runners of different ages or for comparing your current times with previous performances set at a younger age.
 
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