Should you get tested? (And does it even matter?)
The simple test is based on your heart rate: If your heart rate is considered low, even when you exercise, you may be a fat burner. And the opposite is the case if you’re a sugar burner. But that’s not the most accurate way to measure.
If you’re past the average healthy person point and are teetering (or fully embracing) elite athleticism, Guest suggests looking into executive health centres and universities who are executing tests and research of this variety, though it isn’t a standard test as of right now and she’s not sure it’s totally necessary for the day-to-day.
“We’ve come full circle and we’re inundated with so much data. Just because you can get this test, should you? Is it helping you with your health and fitness goals or is it overwhelming?” It’s really up to you.