1. FITNESS SCORE
Fitness assessment is based on a simple 3-4 minute lying-to-standing test combined with Deep Breathing.
This test provides a measurement of the level of Physical Fitness based on analysis of Heart Rate Variability
(HRV). What is Heart Rate Variability? Our heart rate is constantly fluctuating, and the intervals between
heart beats vary in length. These fluctuations in known as Heart Rate Variability. Assessment based on
Heart Rate Variability analysis is scientifically proven to monitor functional integrity of the body and give
an accurate fitness evaluation.
• Evaluate your initial fitness level
• Monitor progress of your fitness training program
• Notice any changes to the fitness condition
• Immediately interpret test results
• Can be used by any individual ranging from athlete to sick and elderly, as well as personal
trainers and exercise physiologists
Parameters for Fitness Score Assessment (see fitness chart)
Functional Capacity: Levels 1 - 13
• From highest (1) to lowest (13)
Adaptability: Levels 1 – 7
• From highest (1) to lowest (7)
The Fitness Score
Our fitness depends on the ability to mobilize the body's resources in response to physical stress.
The fitness score is a combination of Functional capacity and Adaptability levels. Functional capacity
is a fitness score component that reflects how well one's body functions as a whole system. It is
an indicator of general well-being, and may vary in response to stress and changes in lifestyle.
Adaptability is a measure of efficiency of the cardiovascular system in response to physical activity.
The “stronger” one's cardiovascular system the higher is the level of adaptability. Adaptability can
significantly improve with the right exercise program as well as with diet.
If the fitness score is at the lowest levels of functional capacity and adaptability
(within the red zone on the fitness chart), this is a warning sign and needs
immediate attention. The individual should not exercise on the day when such a
result is detected and is advised to consult a fitness or health care professional
before engaging in any physical activity.
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STRESS AND WELLNESS ASSESSMENT
This test is based on analysis of Heart Rate Variability during combined protocol of Supine,
Upright and Sitting positions with Deep Breathing. After the first part of this protocol –
changes from Supine to Upright position - Fitness Score and current stress and wellness
levels are assessed. In some cases (during transition from supine to upright it is also
possible to see overstimulation of adrenals or the individual’s psychological
Markers such as introversion or extraversion. In addition, the test can recognize a Vagus
nerve dysfunction which can be related to a gastrointestinal system dysfunction and
sometimes to brain deregulations.
NOTE: Test interpretation is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any medical
or medically-related problems. There is mostly physiological issues.
The Second part of this protocol – analysis of changes between Normal Breathing
(Supine position) and Deep Breathing (Sitting position) - can recognize the reserve of
Autonomic function and ability to reduce Stress level. Please see print screens below.
Heart Rate Measuring Devices:
• POLAR H7 Bluetooth SMART (BLE) belt or 60beat Bluetooth SMART
(BLE) belt around the chest - for iPhone 4S and higher models as well as
iPod 4-th generation or higher and iPad mini.
For more detailed information and user guide please download here