Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Assessment
The RMR test quantifies the amount of energy your body needs at rest, by analysing your breathing during 15 mins of quiet relaxation.
The energy used is expressed as the number of calories your body burns at rest, giving you the data to plan successful weight gain, weight maintenance, or weight loss strategies.
Considering that approximately 60-70% of your daily energy needs are dictated by your RMR, understanding your true energy demands is important to optimize health.
When this information is used appropriately, a positive energy balance can facilitate gains in lean mass when paired with exercise stimuli. However, excessive positive energy balance can cause weight-related health issues such as obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Inversely, a negative energy balance may facilitate fat loss, but if not appropriately executed may also result in several nutrient deficiencies, fatigue, disordered body image, and muscle mass loss.
Having an RMR test done at PURE through direct gas analysis (the gold standard) ensures that your important fuelling decisions are individualized, and not based on inaccurate predictive equations used in so many mainstream apps and facilities.
Furthermore, we provide you with expert care and safe professional guidance on the next steps should you choose to pursue energy intake changes for desired outcomes.