What is RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate)?
Simply, RMR is the amount of calories you burn in a day while your body is at rest. However, metabolic rate, or the number of total calories you burn daily includes resting metabolic rate, amount of daily activity (your work factor), and intentional exercise.
Metabolism is affected by gender, body composition, age, hormones, medication, illness, level of activity, level of fitness, weight loss or gain, body mass, stress, and caffeine.
Body Gem® Test
The Body Gem Test is a non-invasive procedure. A simple 10-minute breath test, accomplished by breathing into the handheld device through a disposable mouthpiece determines your resting metabolic rate.
As food, exercise, and caffeine all affect metabolism, it is advised that you not eat, exercise, or drink caffeine for four (4) hours prior to the test.
Please call our office at 408 356 3787 for additional information and to schedule your test.