BodyGem Metabolic AnalysisMeasure Metabolism Quickly and Easily!
BodyGem is a revolutionary new handheld device that measures resting metabolism, providing an accurate scientific measurement of the number of calories a person burns each day at rest. Understanding a person’s unique metabolism and monitoring changes provides ultimate control in managing nutrition, weight and general fitness.
The BodyGem is the first portable handheld device to use advanced sensor technology to measure oxygen consumption, the universal fuel of metabolism. The sensors in the BodyGem accurately measure the volume of air, oxygen content, temperature, barometric pressure and relative humidity. The coefficient of variation for repeated testing is less than 1.5%. Click here to see third party independent clinical research testing on the reliability and accuracy of the Bodygem.
What is Metabolism?
Metabolism is the body’s process of combining nutrients with oxygen to release the energy required to power our bodies. This energy, measured in calories, is used to keep the body functioning, and to fuel daily activities and exercise. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the number of calories the body needs just to maintain basic body function and typically represents 60 to 75 percent of a person’s total metabolism. The key weight management is balancing caloric intake with the calories we burn. Until now we haven’t been able to conveniently measure calories burned.
Why Measure RMR?
Resting metabolism varies from person-to-person. Current methods of estimating RMR are inaccurate for many individuals. This leads to ineffective weight management plans. In addition, each individual’s metabolism will change over time as a result of weight loss, caloric restriction, age, exercise, or change in body composition. Frequent measurement provides valuable information required to adjust your client’s health and fitness plans.
Like most health assessments, such as getting your cholesterol checked, there are certain steps you need to follow prior to your appointment in order to ensure a completely accurate measurement.
- Do not eat 4-6 hours before testing
- Do not exercise on the day of your test
- No Caffeine 4 hours before the test
- No Nicotine or Nutritional Supplements 4 hours prior to testing
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment or call 1-877-Plano-Plan.