Your metabolism refers to all the chemical processes that your body undergoes every day in order to keep you alive.
Many factors affect your metabolic rate, including weight, age, body composition, environment, hormone levels, and gender.
This makes it a highly unique and important number to know, since
- Your RMR accounts for about 70 percent of all energy you expend
- It represents the amount of Calories you need to maintain essential functions at rest (things like heartbeat and breathing!)
- Pinpointing the precise number of calories you burn at rest is crucial if you're trying to lose weight or build lean mass
This is why testing your RMR directly is so important vs using an equation.
Even the most “accurate” equation-based RMR estimations can vary as much as 30 to 40 percent!
The DexaFit RMR test is medical-grade and significantly more accurate than all formula-based RMR/BMR estimates.