Are you starting the new year fit as a fiddle?
Human Performance Lab offering AUM discount for fitness screenings
As 2012 gets underway, now is a great time to think about your health and fitness. With the turkeys and hams and mashed potatoes with gravy in your rear view, you can concentrate on the fitness road ahead.
AUM's Human Performance Laboratory would like to help you assess where you are and where you should go in terms of health and fitness by offering all AUM students, faculty and staff a 50 percent discount on health and fitness screenings in January and February.
"The top causes of death in the U.S. are related to physical inactivity, including cardiovascular disease (America's number one cause of death and disability), stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer," said Dr. Michael Esco, assistant professor in Physical Education and Exercise Science. "The good news is that these types of disorders can be prevented with an increase in physical fitness through a properly structured exercise regimen."
The Human Performance Lab's Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program Health and Fitness Appraisal will help you discover valuable information that can be used to develop a personal exercise/physical activity program. The entire packet, which costs $50 after the AUM discount, includes the following assessments:
- Cardiovascular fitness via 12-lead electrocardiography (EKG) exercise stress testing
- Results will be reviewed by a physician
- Aerobic fitness assessment
- Resting and exercise blood pressures and heart rates
- Fasting blood chemistry profile (e.g., cholesterol)
- Pulmonary function evaluation
- Muscular fitness assessment
- Body composition and bone mineral density evaluation
- Cardiovascular risk profile
- Flexibility assessment
- Vital signs at rest while sitting, standing and during exercise
You also will receive a detailed packet summarizing your results with easy-to-understand descriptions of each assessment. You will have the opportunity to schedule follow-up consultations to discuss detailed exercise prescription options.
Assessments are conducted on selected Tuesday mornings.
For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Esco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-3161.