Is Metabolic Testing Right for You?
Absolutely! Understanding how your body works - how many calories you burn at rest, while doing everyday activities, how quickly your heart rate becomes elevated and how quickly you recover will give you the tools to lose fat while retaining muscle, increase your energy levels and get or KEEP that Spring in your step!
Personally, my results are good and bad. They showed I have a really good fitness level, which since I exercise pretty regulary, I was glad to see that the hard work does pay off. However, the test showed that my metabolism is FAST. How can that be? I always say I have a slow metabolism and that is why I cannot lose those last 5 pounds! Now I don't have that excuse, so I know I must just eat too much! If you do have a slow metabolism you can change that by adding exercise to your routine. I think that would be really cool to see and a huge incentive to continue an exercise program!
Now, I can use these results to guage how many calories to eat on days that I work out in a low zone and when I work out in high zones. I know the "maintenance" zone and the weight loss zone. I may test as being fit now, but that's no excuse for slacking off either!
Don't they say a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing?
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