Does your department or organization want more information on stress, exercise, nutrition, sleep, or any other health topic? Have Tracy Cassalia, the University Health Educator, come speak at your next meeting or event.
Mapping your path to better health begins by gathering complete information about your health risks and conditions. The Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness offers the following assessments to its members to help them learn more about their health.
Regular blood pressure checks are the only way to tell if you have high blood pressure since it often creeps up slowly without any warning. Watch for free blood pressure screenings throughout the semester.
Relax your stress away by taking advantage of the weekly chair massages in the wellness center. Chair massages are offered every Thursday from 3–5 p.m. in the wellness center (fall and spring semesters only). Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Do you know what your cholesterol levels are? High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. Watch for free cholesterol screenings throughout the semester.
The campus dietician offers nutrition consultations at the Weinstein Center on Thursdays from 2–4 p.m. Reservations are preferred, but walk-in appointments will be accepted. To schedule an appointment please contact Karen Hensley at (804) 289-8521.
The campus dietician offers metabolic testing that measures a person’s resting metabolic rate, which will determine exactly how many calories a person needs to consume to maintain, lose, or gain weight. This test requires you to relax and breathe into a mouthpiece for about 10 minutes.
Preparing for the test requires the following:
- Nothing to eat or drink (except water) for at least four hours prior to the test.
- Avoid exercising at least 18 hours before the test.
- Avoid drinking caffeine on the day of the test.
To schedule a metabolic test, please contact Karen Hensley at (804) 289-8521.
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