Windom Area Hospital offers Metabolic Testing
When it comes to weight loss, there is NO such thing as one size fits all. Metabolic Testing gives you the exact measurements you need to succeed! These tests show you precisely how many calories you burn all day every day.
Windom Area Health & Fitness at Windom Area Hospital now offers Metabolic testing that is a simple, 10 minute breath test. Cost for the test is $35 for members, and $45 for non-members. The test may be covered by insurance, depending on diagnosis. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured.
It is desirable to measure your metabolic rate at a true resting level. To ensure full rest, we recommend the following preparation:
- You should avoid eating a meal 4 hours before the test.
- Avoid exercising on the day of your test.
- If possible, avoid the use of stimulants, such as caffeine, on the day of your test.
Once the test is completed, your metabolic rate will be used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones. These Zones provide powerful information to help you lose weight. Your Zones will show you how to eat the maximum amount of food and still lose weight. Your body will be healthy, happy, and satisfied!
To schedule an appointment for your Metabolic test, or for more information, call Shannon LaCanne at 507-831-0671.