Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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here's some info about the Hydrostatic testing.. from live strong

"Body mass index -- or BMI -- is often calculated using only height and weight measurement. The number is the amount of fat on the body and there are defined categories for healthy, underweight, overweight and obese measurements. The accuracy of BMI calculations is often criticized because it does not take into account bone structure, bone density or other factors. According to Harvard University School of Public Health, muscles and bone are heavier than fat. A heavy bone structure could realistically add extra points on your BMI but may not reflect your true body mass."

HERE's what they have ya do..
"Sit on the scale that is inside of a tank of water at the testing facility. The assistant will take your measurement out of the water and then measure your weight once your are submerged. You will be asked to blow all of the air out of your lungs.
Blow any additional air out of your lungs and hold your breath as you are fully submerged into the tank. The submersion is brief so you will not have to hold your breath for a long period of time. The assistant will record your weight under the water.

Find out your BMI. Hydrostatic testing is more accurate then typical BMI calculators because it takes into consideration bone density and bone structure. BMI measurements taken underwater are more accurate because bone sinks to the floor while fat floats. BMI is calculated by measuring the floatation of the body compared to the body weight out of the water."

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Here is how they do the other test. but i'm not positive about EKG leads to the chest? i know i breath in a tube attached to a machine but cant remember if they do the leads there? hmmm.

"The resting metabolic rate test is performed while relaxing in a chair after not exercising, eating or drinking anything for at least five hours. During the test, you are required to wear an oxygen mask and will have electrocardiogram stickers placed on your chest so that oxygen uptake, carbon dioxide output and an electrocardiogram are measured for 16 to 20 minutes. The most accurate results occur when the subject is in a very relaxed state."
"The results of a resting metabolic rate test can tell your doctor if you have an increased or decreased metabolism and if your body primarily uses fats or carbohydrates for energy, according to MET-Test. When combined with your activity level and food you consume each day, the information from the test is used to determine the amount of calories to consume daily to maintain or lose weight."

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I GO WEDNESDAY!!! Can't wait to get a more accurate picture of what my body is actually doing right now!

I will report!

Hope your doing great today!!

Keep on keep'n on!!

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    That's fascinating! Is it covered by insurance? How did you find out where you could get this done? I have so many questions!
    2607 days ago
    Oh wow that is super awesome. Let me know how it goes! I think that getting the most accurate number is super important. For example I work out for 30 minutes and burn 300 calories. Imagine if I thought that I was burning only 300 more each day then I was. Scary stuff! Once I had a BMI test done where I stood on a scale and held on to these metal bars. It said I burned 2200 but honestly I think I'm closer to 1800. I'm glad your test will be more accurate
    2607 days ago
    Can't wait to hear all about it! But, I'm certain there is no place around here that has the equipment to even do this kind of testing. Interesting. At Curves they use a little device to test BMI and mine is much higher there than here on SP.
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