How can I benefit from a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test?
Your RMR or resting metabolic rate represents the calories your body uses to maintain vital body functions (heart rate, brain function, breathing). In simple terms, it is the number of calories a person would burn if awake, but at rest, all day without activity or exercise.
The RMR test is a simple test lasting 5-20 minutes which involves breathing into a disposable mouthpiece while your oxygen consumption is measured. The higher your resting metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. This test is a great way to measure the effectiveness of your current nutrition and exercise program. No more averages or guessing about how many calories you should consume.
Your results include the following:
· How many calories you burn at rest.
· Rating of your metabolism as normal, slow, or fast.
· Guidelines to assist you in reaching your goal weight.
Please note that this test requires a 4 hour fast and avoiding exercise prior to the test.
Contact us today for further information or to schedule a test.