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VO2 Max Performance Testing Available to Book

Unlock your true potential with VidaCare’s accessible VO2 Max Test. Discover your oxygen consumption during exercise and its impact on your health, including longevity and reduced disease risk. Tailor your training program and optimize performance with precise data. Additionally, our Resting Metabolic Rate Test reveals your unique caloric burn rate for effective weight management. Take control of your fitness journey with VidaCare.

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Maximise Your Potential with VO2 Max Testing

Improve your lifestyle with Vidacare’s VO2 Max testing service, available in our health screening clinic in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. This technique, once exclusive to high-performance athletes, measures your body’s maximal oxygen consumption during exercise. Conducted on a treadmill, bike, or rower, it equips you with detailed insights into your fitness level, thereby aiding in the design of more effective training programs.

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Improve Your Health & Wellbeing

Understanding your VO2 Max offers a window into your overall health. There’s a clear correlation between VO2 Max and mortality, with a higher VO2 Max protecting against cardiovascular diseases and reducing risks of lung, gastrointestinal, and prostate cancer. Moreover, it’s linked with decreased dementia risk and depression symptoms. Therefore, improving your VO2 Max positively impacts your health, both currently and in the future.

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Resting Metabolic Test

In addition to the VO2 Max test, Vidacare provides the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test. This test calculates the number of calories your body burns at rest, which is crucial for those planning weight management and exercise regimens. The RMR test is simple, non-invasive, and takes around 10 to 14 minutes. After the test, Vidacare ensures a thorough discussion of the results to facilitate the design of effective training strategies.

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Why have a metabolic test?

Vida Care assists in intelligent weight management through metabolic testing.

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.

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.

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Vida Care Health Testing Clinic, 51 Mount Merrion Ave
Blackrock, Co Dublin, A94 W6K7

Vida Care Health Testing Clinic, Unit 3, Lidl Clonsilla Link Rd,
Clonsilla, Dublin, D15 T0HE

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What is a VO2 Max Test?

Why is it important for your health and wellbeing?

What is the advantage of a VO2 Max test?

A complete VO2 Fitness test can give trainers and clients the tools to set realistic goals and assess improvement. Consider the following:

How is the VO2 Max Test performed?

Why have a Resting Metabolic test?

Historically, this sort of testing has been the preserve of elite athletes due to the costs. Vida Care want to make it more accessible to everyone.
Resting metabolic rate (RMR): Testing this aspect of your metabolism provides information about the estimated number of calories you burn when your body is at rest, when you’re not exercising or moving.

Metabolic rate is a measure of how quickly your body expends energy. This is also referred to as your “caloric burn rate”. Resting metabolic rate testing shows how many calories your body burns at rest, giving you the data you need to plan a weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance plan designed to succeed

Your metabolism is the sum of all the chemical reactions in your body. It is the process by which your body turns what you eat and drink into energy. You need that energy to move, digest food, keep warm, breathe and even think. The whole process is known as your basal metabolic rate.

How that metabolic rate works, and how much energy it uses itself, is determined by a number of factors, including your size, build, gender and age. Body composition changes, activity levels and diet can also have an influence.

Knowing how many calories you actually need at rest, rather than guesstimating based on age, gender, height and weight, is key when training if you’re aiming for a calorie deficit or surplus. If you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight and therefore if you eat more calories than you burn and you will gain weight.

How is the RMR Test performed?

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