Metabolic Testing

The Wellness Program uses the BodyGem handheld breathing unit to assess resting metabolic rate (RMR). Appointments take 45 minutes, which allows for time to sit and relax in a private office, 5-10 minutes for the test, and about 30 minutes to discuss your results. You will be asked to wear a noseclip during the test. To schedule a test, contact the Wellness Program by email (wellness@cornell.edu). Fee is $25.

Before arriving for your session, you will need to follow these protocols to ensure an accurate measurement:

  • no eating for at least 4 hours (water is allowed)
  • no exercise for at least 4 hours
  • no consuming of caffeine for at least 4 hours
  • no consuming of nutritional supplements or medications containing ephedra, Ma Huang, or pseudoephedrine for at least 4 hours
  • no use of products containing nicotine for at least 1 hour