Indirect Calorimetry / Metabolism testing
The results from valid metabolic testing are an extremely valuable tool in helping you reach your weight management or sports performance goals
There are many tests and equations designed to give people an insight into their metabolism. The equations have a high degree of error as they do NOT take into account many of the factors that cause a person’s individual metabolism to vary.
Indirect calorimetry is the most practical and accurate way to measure your metabolism, whereby the oxygen you use and the carbon dioxide you produce is measured. Like a car, while burning fuel your body uses oxygen (which you breathe in) and produces carbon dioxide (which you breathe out) and measuring this enables us to determine how much fuel you burn.
This test is conducted at rest and during exercise to give a complete profile of how your body burns fuel. The results from valid metabolic testing are an extremely valuable tool in helping you reach your weight management or sports performance goals. It is essential that the tests are valid as accuracy of the results is vitally important. Tests should only be conducted in a controlled environment by highly expert professionals using high grade equipment, otherwise there is a strong likelihood of inaccuracies in your results.