Metabolic Testing

Health Matters specialise in intelligent weight management through metabolic testing.

Why have a metabolic test?

People often talk about metabolism and how it affects your health and wellbeing, but do you actually know how your metabolism works? Your resting metabolic rate is one of the most crucial factors affecting how your body maintains its weight in a healthy range which gives you the energy you need for day to day activity.

Metabolic Testing

Your metabolic rate will be used to calculate your required calorie intake in order to achieve your goal. Current research confirms that the key to weight loss or gain lies in energy balance. It is so simple... burn more calories than you eat and you will lose weight, eat more calories than you burn and you will gain weight.

How is the test done?

Oxygen consumption is directly related to calorie burn all you have to do is breathe into a mouth piece for 12-14 minutes, the air you breathe out is analysed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body is consuming. Once the test is complete we will know exactly how many calories you are burning each day, so now we will know how many you need in order to achieve your goal.

What results will I be given?

Depending on what you are looking to achieve there are a number of different packages available:

  • Option 1. Is a 30 minute consultation consisting of a full analysis of your unique metabolic profile and your results will be explained to you on how your body is performing.
  • Option 2. Is a 1hr consultation consisting of a full analysis of your unique metabolic profile and results reading. Health Matters will look at your lifestyle habits to identify where improvements can be made. We will talk to you in detail about the best ways to boost your metabolism and why it slows down. We will also discuss calorie content of food, cooking and training methods in order to get your body to function as best it can.
  • Option 3. If there are groups interested in availing of these services discounts are available. We have done a lot of corporate events to date, where companies have had all their employees tested which also benefits the employer.

Where can I avail of these services?

Health Matters work out of Westpark Fitness in Tallaght which is just of the M50 at exit 11 where full use of the facilities are available. If you are outside Dublin, Health Matters can travel to you but minimum numbers will apply. Numbers will be determined by location and access to power and basic amenities will be required.

Day of testing!

In order to achieve the most accurate results you will be required to adhere to certain criteria prior to your metabolic test:

  • NO Food, Tea, Coffee or any other stimulants to be consumed (which would include cigarettes) 4 hours prior to your test (Water is fine)
  • NO exercise at all on the day

No portable card facilities are available on the day so payment will be cash.