• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Resting Metabolic Rate in Lab

This is me hooked up to our metabolic cart in lab last week.

This is me hooked up to our metabolic cart in lab last week.

Last week in my Advenced Ex Phys Lab I was the subject to calculate resting metabolism rate.

Last week in my Advenced Ex Phys Lab I was the subject to calculate resting metabolism rate.

In my Advanced Exercise Physiology lab last Thursday I was one of five subjects to calculate resting metabolic rates (RMR). I was hooked up to our metabolic cart, with a mask to help calculate RER, VO2 consumption, VCO2 consumption, Kcal (calories) expended, heart rate, etc. The metabolic cart tracked data for 40 minutes while I rested (not sleep…it wasn’t nap time).

The results we took were from a ten minute period that looked the most similar and steady. On average I was burning 1.2 calories per minute. Multiplying that out by 1440 (60 minutes x 24 hours), revealed that if I were to rest all day long I would burn 1,728 calories. This data can be used to help identify what kind of a nutrition plan I could use to consume the correct amount of calories to either lose, gain, or maintain weight.

Pretty neat stuff! It is fun to be the subject in lab and have the results of my own personal caloric expenditures.

Tomorrow we will be doing ECGs (electrocardiograms) on one another in lab. It will be interesting to see these results of my own heart!

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