Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: Weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender, making it a highly unique number. The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test measures the calories YOUR body burns while at rest, then produces a caloric target zone to follow in order to lose and maintain a healthy weight.
The 12-minute breathing test reveals Total Calories consumed by you on a daily basis, which consists of three numbers:
• Resting Metabolic Rate: The number of calories you burn while at rest.
• Lifestyle & Activity: The number of calories you burn during daily activities.
• Exercise: The number of calories you would burn during 30-minutes of moderate exercise.
The test will produce a Caloric Target Zone for the purpose of:
• Weight Loss: This is the range that will allow you to lose about 1.5 to 2 lbs per week to reach your goal weight.
• Weight Maintenance: Everyone knows that keeping weight off is a major part of the weight loss battle. Once you reach your goal weight, this zone will help you make the transition to maintaining your new sustainable weight.
It may be an obvious fitness indicator, but body weight alone doesn’t tell you everything. Measuring your weight in conjunction with other readings gives you a clearer picture of what’s going on with your body.
Skeletal muscle burns 22% of all calories, so it’s important to build and maintain. It’s also beneficial to your diet and exercise routine, helping to prevent rebound weight gain and avoid injury.
This indicator is calculated using your weight, body fat percentage and skeletal muscle percentage. The resulting number reflects your body age in relation to your calendar age. You want to keep it lower if possible.
Visceral fat surrounds the vital organs in the abdomen. Since it cannot be seen from the outside, it often goes undetected. Excessive visceral fat may lead to high cholesterol, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.