What is metabolic rate?
Your resting metabolic rate is the amount of energy your body needs to operate throughout the day if you are lying still and resting. Essentially, it’s a measure of how quickly and efficiently your body’s engine operates.
People with “fast” metabolic rates burn more calories than normal, while individuals with “low” metabolic burn fewer calories than normal.
Why test your metabolic rate?
There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all, especially when it comes to how many calories you need in a day. Both our lifestyle and our genetic make-up uniquely affect our ability to burn calories.
Several factors can cause our metabolism to become more efficient or less efficient. For example, exercise boosts metabolism, while weight loss slows down metabolism.
Ultimately, you want to have an efficient metabolism. You want to burn the right fuel, and you want to feel good throughout the day. Knowing your baseline is essential. Consider it a prerequisite for choosing foods and exercise that optimize metabolism.
EPT can provide an easy, effective and quick 10-minute test to objectively measure your metabolism by testing your RMR [Resting Metabolic Rate].
What is metabolism and why is it important?
Metabolism encompasses all the chemical processes in your body that are necessary to maintain life. These metabolic processes allow you to grow, reproduce, and respond appropriately to your environment.
How to test your metabolism?
RMR testing at EPT provides an accurate assessment of your metabolism and total daily caloric needs by determining the following:
1. The number of calories you burn at rest
2. The number of calories you would burn if you exercised moderately for 30 minutes
3. The approximate number of calories you burn doing daily activities
Testing Fee: $75
Analysis Discussion: $25 [waived if test is performed in conjunction with personal training fitness evaluation]