Gone are the days of letting that number on the bathroom scale have the last word on your health and fitness. And BMI is less than useful.
A metabolic age that is substantially lower than your chronological age means, compared to the average person in your age group, you have more muscle mass, less fat, are probably more active, and therefore can consume more calories. Or if higher than ….you have less muscle mass, more fat, are probably less active, and therefore can consume fewer calories.
Metabolic age can give you greater insight into your health habits and can help put you in charge of your health and well-being. Let’s face it – feeling a little younger than our years is a state of being that many of us aspire to. Being motivated by reaching a younger metabolic age could help get you there.
If you want your workouts to be 100% productive, and your nutrition tailored to your personal physiology, then all your health and fitness efforts should begin with metabolic analysis. Metabolic testing unlocks the secrets held in the individual physiology of each of our clients and is crucial to our success in helping people of all ages and abilities reach peak fitness and optimum body weight.
Without this testing, all other exercise and nutrition programs are based on a guess when it comes to the calories you require each day to reach your goals.
The key to sustainable weight loss (as opposed to the “yoyo” weight loss and weight gain of trendy weight loss fads) is a high resting metabolic rate. Your resting metabolic rate, or the calories you burn throughout every minute of the day, is much more important for weight management than the calories you burn while exercising. The term “metabolic refers” to how your body makes energy. Your resting metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories to run your bodily functions at rest.
Many clients come to us in frustration because they have reduced their calorie intake and increased their training, but are still unable to achieve the body they desire. At this point, they are consuming fewer calories than their body needs for basic systems function, forcing their metabolism to slow to an idle to conserve every calorie consumed. The result is a sluggish metabolism that stores fat instead of burning it for energy. With the information gleaned from this test, we can accurately prescribe for you the quantity of calories you need in order to keep your metabolism revving all day long. The result is less body fat and more energy.