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Body composition and high levels of body fat are risk factors for many chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. This test uses a non-invasive device that passes a battery-generated signal through the body to measure your body fat percentage, total fat weight, lean body mass, total body water, basal metabolic rate and body mass index. This analysis helps track progress and predict future disease risk. 

VO2 testing represents the standard for assessing cardiovascular fitness levels. This test measures the amount of oxygen your body consumes during exercise. To have a high VO2 max a person must have a fit heart and lungs that are well conditioned. This test will also show the anaerobic threshold, the level of exercise intensity at which the body can no longer supply adequate oxygen to the muscles. Exercise below this threshold should be comfortable even though it lasts for long periods of time. Exercise above this threshold will improve cardiovascular fitness, but will create discomfort and fatigue. Knowing the anaerobic threshold helps us design a workout plan that will improve your cardiovascular fitness and maximize calories burned.

Metabolic rate (or metabolism) is the pace at which the body expends energy. This is also referred to as the "caloric burn rate." Knowing metabolic rate is vital for weight loss as well as determining the proper caloric amounts to treat various disease states. The key to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. By knowing exactly how many calories are needed to sustain body function, you can best determine the exact amount of calories to burn through diet and exercise to meet your weight-loss goals.

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