How to Prepare for your upcoming visit!

DXA Body Composition scan

  1. Limit activity before your scan (no exercise please!) 
  2. Do NOT come in dehydrated
  3. You do NOT need to fast for a DXA scan
  4. Please wear workout clothes without any metal
  5. You will be asked to empty your pockets and remove any significant amounts of metal (watch, belt, glasses, jewelry, etc.)
  6. Small buttons or zippers that cannot be removed from clothing are fine
  7.  Please wear socks!

VO2 Cardio Fitness Test

  1. You must fast a minimum of four hours before your test (only drink water)
  2. Limit your activity before your visit (no exercise!)
  3. Refrain from taking any caffeine or stimulants the day of your test
  4. Wear (or bring) workout clothes and athletic shoes
  5. This test is done on a treadmill or bike (10-15 minutes at the most)

Resting Metabolic Rate Analysis

  1. You must FAST for a minimum of five hours (only drink water)
  2. Limit your activity beforehand (no exercise)
  3. Refrain from taking any caffeine or stimulants the day of your test
  4. Wear comfortable clothing. If you're scheduled for a VO2 test, you will need workout shoes and clothes
  5. Workout, casual, or even business clothes are all acceptable, as you will just be relaxing in a chair