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Health and Fitness Training

Resting Energy Expenditure

Resting Energy


  • This test is also referred to as a resting metabolic rate test.
  • This test measures the amount of calories you burn at rest and what percent of these calories come from fat and carbohydrate. This is a useful test in determining daily energy needs and helping with weight management.
  • This helps an individual determine their basic caloric requirement. From this you can determine accurate daily calorie amounts to help with weight management.


  • You will lay quietly for 30-45 minutes while breathing through a mask which is attached to our metabolic analyzer.


  • Please refrain from exercising for at least 24 hours before the test.
  • Please do not consume any food or caffeine for at least six hours before this test.


  • A technician will analyze and email you your results.
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