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When it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, it can be hard to know where to start, the Lumen Metabolic Measurement Device is a unique way of looking at your health by using your breath. This is the world’s first hand held portable device that accurately measures the metabolism in a way that until now was only ever available to top athletes, in hospitals and clinics. So, how does it work? well, the Lumen uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to measure your CO2 levels based on the RER metric (respiratory exchange ratio), this data is then used to indicate the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy and has been scientifically proven to accurately measure metabolic fuels, clever right. All you need to do to get a reading is inhale a fixed volume of air through the Lumen device (dynamic to each individual), hold it for 10 seconds before exhaling fully, the app will walk you through the whole process with easy-to-follow images which are useful when you are half asleep still.

However, the breathing does need to be quite precise and if it isn’t perfect, it will ask you to do it again, and again. Lumen will ask you to take a reading each morning and then use this information to give you personalized meal recommendations by monitoring your body’s ability to shift between using fats or carbs as a source of energy. This morning reading basically gives you a score and tells you if you are burning body fat (ideal in the morning) or still burning through carbs (food) from the day before, this stops you from eating out of habit and instead gives the body exactly what it needs when it needs it. To receive your daily personalised food plan, you will need to select a package which includes a 3months, 6months or 12months plan and the sensor device.

This set up, although a little expensive, is really quite effective, seeing a little number first thing in the morning that is telling you that you are still running off last night’s pizza is a big motivator for starting the day right. It makes following a personalised plan much easier, the plan includes tips for sleep, diet, exercise and more, it feels like no matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day, whether your goal is weight loss or improved fitness. RRP From £199 (3 month track renews at £19/mo)

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An effective and motivational way to improve your health based on your breath.
  • A new way to improve your health
  • Review your metabolic flexibility
  • Accurate results
  • Motivational
  • Personalised daily health plans
  • Clear instructions and data