✓ Resting Metabolic rate.
✓ Lifestyle, activity and exercise energy requirements.
✓ Maintenance, weight loss and weight gain zones.
✓ Fast or slow metabolic rate compared to age/gender/height and weight.
✓ Body fat %.
✓ Muscle mass.
Our Korr Medical equipment uses what is known as indirect calorimetry, this calculates an individual’s resting metabolic rate by measuring the amount of oxygen inhaled and exhaled per unit of time. You will be seated in a comfy position and asked to answer a few questions regarding your lifestyle and activity levels. You will then be required to breath into our machine whilst wearing a nose clip for approximately 15 minutes. It’s that simple!
• Appointments will last approximately 45 minutes.
• NO FOOD OR DRINK to be consumed 4 hours prior to testing (apart from water).
• NO STIMULANTS to be consumed within 4 hours of testing including tea, coffee and cigarettes.
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a measure of how much energy or calories the body needs in order to maintain basic bodily functions during a rested state. It essentially tells you how many calories your body needs to survive if you were to simply sit in a chair all day.
Many factors can affect your RMR including; age, gender, the use of drugs/stimulants including caffeine, genetics, body mass and even environmental factors.
If you have an active lifestyle or you regularly undertake exercise you will require a greater intake of energy/calories. Be aware that unless you are an elite athlete these may be less than you think!
Yes, there are several formulas you can use to calculate an estimated metabolic rate however, these do not provide you with the accuracy of the indirect calorimeter used by Enduraprep. If your predicted calorie intake was out by 200 calories for example, that could equate to 21 lbs or 9.5kg gained over a year!
Many products such as green teas, spicy foods and coffee will claim they can increase metabolism however, there is little evidence to support these claims. The most effective way to improve metabolism is simply to move more. Aerobic and strength training are both effective ways to boost your metabolism. Remember, muscle cells require more energy than fat cells, therefore the greater your muscle mass the faster your metabolism.