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Metabolic Analysis in Mobile
Health by the Numbers
There’s a basic secret for losing weight: burn more calories than you take in. Seems easy, right? But losing weight without hurting your body, and then keeping that weight off for life, means understanding your metabolism now, and in the future. That’s why Connexus Clinic offers Metabolic Analysis in Fairhope.
The sad fact is that roughly 90% of people who lose a large amount of weight regain it back within a few years—or sooner. A metabolic analysis can help you understand how your body uses calories, and how you can adapt to the changes it undergoes during and after weight loss. It also helps athletes understand how to get maximum results for their effort!
Connexus Clinic has partnered with DexaFit for metabolic analysis. To learn more about RMR and VO2 Max testing visit DexaFit’s website.
VO2 Max Testing https://www.dexafit.com/services/vo2-max-testing
What it Does
A Metabolic Analysis in Mobile at Connexus Clinic accurately measures the following:
Your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Discover how many calories your body burns while not active.
Maximum Oxygen Volume (Max VO2). This tells you what kind of fuel (fat or sugar/carbs) your body uses at certain heart rates. This is important to know depending on your fitness goals.
15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on what’s being measured
Female and Male
18 and older
Some tests may require physical exertion, so your current physical/health condition may preclude some parts of the analysis.
Recovery & Downtime
A metabolism analysis in Mobile requires absolutely no recovery or downtime.
What to Expect?
When you come to Connexus Clinic for Metabolic Analysis in Fairhope, your provider will discuss what your goals are, and what you expect this data to help accomplish. If it's appropriate for your situation, we'll schedule it!
During your metabolic analysis, you'll undergo 2 different phases of testing: Your Resting Metabolic Rate. You will lie recline comfortably for a period while Connexus Clinic measures the calories your body burns. Testing time is 10-12 minutes. Your Maximum Oxygen Volume (Max VO2). In this phase you'll walk/jog on a treadmill, which will grow progressively more difficult. Measuring your calorie consumption during this phase helps understand the heart rate where your body burns the most fat, and where peak performance is attained. Testing time is 10-20 minutes
Once all the analysis data is returned, you and your Connexus Clinic provider can begin to design a healthy, holistic plan to achieve your weight loss and/or athletic goals.
Why try Metabolic Analysis in Fairhope?
Part of a metabolic analysis at Connexus Clinc only requires that you rest comfortably! There will be some testing of your metabolism during progressively more challenging exertion—but not beyond your limitations, and not for a prolonged period.
When you fully understand how your body burns calories, you can adjust your diet plans, your exercise regimen, and your expectations accordingly. Healthy weight loss isn't magic, it's science put into motion.
Metabolic analysis in Fairhope provides concrete data for your weight loss journey, and your exercise productivity. The fact is, your body's metabolism changes as your weight does, so having accurate information during this evolution significantly improves your ability to adapt and continue.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a metabolic analysis do?
Metabolic analysis in Fairhope measures how your body burns energy and utilizes oxygen.
Why would I want metabolic analysis at Connexus Clinic?
Your metabolic analysis in Fairhope helps you choose the healthiest diet and exercise practices that will best achieve your goals.
Do I have to run to do the VO2 Max test?
No! Many people have physical limitations that make running uncomfortable. As long as you can get your heart rate up by walking, we can perform an accurate VO2 Max test.
How long does metabolic analysis in Fairhope take?
Depending on which analysis tests you choose to do during a visit, it takes from 15 minutes to a little over an hour.
Why would I want to have more than one metabolic analysis?
As your weight changes, so will how your body consumes calories. That changes also effects where your peak exercise performance levels off.
Why is metabolic analysis at Connexus Clinic better than doing it at-home?
Most at-home metabolism tests only look at hormone levels. They don't measure your metabolic rate at different levels of exercise intensity, nor do they tell you how your body uses calories.
How does a metabolic analysis in Fairhope help me become a better athlete?
Part of a metabolic analysis at Connexus Clinic includes measuring your Maximum Oxygen Volume. You'll discover what your best intensity zone is, so that your workouts can be designed for maximum results for your body, not some generalized plan. This will also show you at what heart rate your body burns the maximum amount of fat.