Details: We will conduct the Bodygem test at your home, workplace, or another convenient location. The test itself takes 10 minutes, but you should allow 30 minutes because it requires a 10-15 quiet rest period before starting.
Metabolism is the total number of calories your body burns each day. The Bodygem is a handheld device that accurately measures your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) using the amount of oxygen you consume and expel into the Bodygem device during a 10-minute testing period. RMR is a number that represents the amount of calories you would need to consume daily in order to maintain your current weight, without any activity, and it accounts for up to 75% of your total daily metabolism. We will use your RMR as a starting point for providing the most accurate, individualized caloric level for your nutrition goals (i.e. maintenance, weight gain/loss) based on this equation:
Total metabolism = RMR + lifestyle/occupational activities + exercise
The two factors that have the largest influence on your RMR are: (1) Total body weight: if you weigh more, your body requires more calories to maintain your normal body functions and (2) Total muscle mass: if you have more muscle, your body burns more calories at rest.
Important note: Please do not eat, drink anything other than water, exercise, or use nicotine for at least 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If this recommendation is not followed, the results of the measurement will be inaccurate.