The Importance of Metabolic Health
Instead of focusing on metabolic health, pop culture constantly bombards us with the latest fad diets. These diets often sound appealing by promising to help you lose weight quickly. However, fad diets encourage an unhealthy, unbalanced diet and cause you to lose water weight instead of fat. This water weight is quickly regained after you finish the fad diet and you’re back to where you started; your hard work and sacrifice results in nothing.
If you want to enhance your athletic performance, become healthier, and begin a total body transformation, DexaFit can help you improve your metabolic health. We can discover your current resting metabolic rate through a simple test and help you create a plan to meet your goals and get real results for your hard work.
What is Metabolic Health?
According to ResponsibleFoods.org, the metabolic system is “comprised of several organs, hormones and enzymes that work together to digest, absorb, process, transport, and excrete the nutrients that are essential to life.”
In short, your metabolic system converts calories from the food you eat into energy. Your metabolic rate is how quickly and efficiently your body performs this function. Factors such as age, gender, weight, body composition, and hormone levels affect your metabolic rate.
However, no matter what type of person you are, you can achieve a healthy metabolic system by adequately exercising, sleeping, and having good nutrition. Although anyone can attain a healthy metabolic system, we at DexaFit understand how difficult it is to discover how much exercise, sleep, and food your body needs to meet your specific goals.
Since each body is different, DexaFit helps create a custom fitness and diet plan for you to achieve the results you want. To discover what fitness and diet plan is right for you, we begin with an RMR test.
What is an RMR Test?
An RMR (resting metabolic rate) test is a non-invasive procedure that measures the number of calories you burn while at rest. For this simple yet highly accurate test, you breathe into a machine for 15-20 minutes white sitting in a chair. During the test, the machine analyzes your breath, determines how much oxygen you breathe, and measures how many calories you burn while at rest.
As soon as you finish the test, you receive your results. Based on your results, you and your DexaFit specialist can set customized calorie targets that will help you meet your desired body goals. If you are already participating in a diet or exercise program, this test will allow you to determine if this training program has increased or decreased your metabolism. Whether you desire to build muscle, lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight, an RMR test can help you receive the information you need to meet your health goals.
Struggling to Achieve Your Goals? Your Metabolism Might Be Why
If you are tired of trying fad diets that yield few results, or trying to diet and exercise on your own, DexaFit can help you. Sometimes, it's not as simple as eating right and exercising, because there are so many different components to those methods.
In any good fitness plan, it is critical to consider your metabolic health. Accurately discovering your resting metabolic rate through an RMR test makes it easy for you and your DexaFit specialist to customize a plan to achieve the results you want. Having a slow metabolism might not be the first thing you think of when you ponder why you're struggling to lose weight or get in better shape. You might even think this is still just a common excuse you remember from childhood!
It isn't. Having a strong metabolism is crucial, and DexaFit can help you!