RESTING METABOLIC RATE
WHAT IS A RMR TEST?
The RMR test is a simple, non-invasive test that accurately measures how many calories you burn at rest. During the test, a machine captures and analyzes the composition of your breath, determining your oxygen consumption, to measure the rate at which you consume energy.
WHY HAVE A RMR TEST?
If you change your body weight, your resting metabolic rate will change. An increase in weight will lead to an increase in your RMR, while weight loss will lower your RMR. Also, as you age, resting metabolic rate usually decreases.