Metabolic Cardio Respiratory (MCR) analysis with STONE
This selection of health assessment tests provides a unique snapshot of your current metabolic profile and cardiorespiratory fitness, giving insight into your health and risk status. A specialised STONE exercise physiologist will take you through a series of tests in 90 minutes to determine your baseline health and to better understand your current physical and metabolic condition. This information is then discussed with your lead Coach and presented back to you in a 45-minute session to help inform your training and lifestyle habits. Learn more below or head over to our VO₂ max testing page.
Cardiorespiratory function testing (PNOE): RMR test
Resting metabolic rate indicates how many calories the body burns at rest which can be used to identify a calorie intake value to match specific goals whether it be weight loss, gain or maintenance. The test will explore fat efficiency and which energy sources the body favours at rest. Breathing will also be looked at to identify whether there is chronic hyperventilation at rest.
A VO₂ max test is the gold standard for measuring cardiorespiratory fitness. It is a single predictor of exercise capacity, which has a protective effect against cardiovascular disease. Low cardiorespiratory fitness is associated to increase risk of several diseases including CVD, certain types of cancer, dementia, depression, and type 2 diabetes. The test can also investigate respiratory function during exercise and identify capacity or capability limitations of the respiratory system. For the more performance driven individual, accurate heart rate training zones can be identified to optimise cardiovascular training.
A single spirometry test provides several useful metrics to measure lung function which can be used to identify capacity limitations of the lungs. These can be indicative of obstructive disorders as well as poor thoracic/rib mobility.
Fasting blood glucose
Fasting blood glucose is used as an indication of blood sugar control and can be indicative of pre-diabetes and diabetes. Regularly having high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Continuously high glucose levels suggest high insulin levels which promotes fat storage. Following on from this test, it may be recommended to wear a continuous glucose monitor which gives a picture on how different foods you eat affect your blood glucose.
Cholesterol levels provide insight into our metabolic profile and the associated risk of cardiovascular disease. Comparison of certain lipid ratios can be used for further investigation into disease risk.
Levels of triglycerides within the blood are associated to the risk of several health issues including cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and diabetes. High blood triglycerides can indicate poor lifestyle choices such as physical inactivity, high saturated/trans-fat diet, smoking and high alcohol consumption.
Blood pressure is linked to risk of developing long term health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. It can provide an insightful discussion into lifestyle choices such as physical activity levels, alcohol consumption and diet. Blood pressure should be a key component of any health assessment.
Ebiody body composition analysis
Body composition is considered a better metric than BMI at an individual level as BMI does not take into account body fat percentage. Being of a normal BMI does not necessarily mean low risk of adverse events. Body fat percentage is associated to risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
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