This program provides awareness and education to all members of the military community that encourages people to increase control over and to improve their full health potential.
Health Promotion supports the achievement and sustainment of a fit and mission ready force and healthy populations, at home and abroad, in peacetime and in conflict. Each of these programs aligns with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 and the DOD's Operation Live Well and the Healthy Base Initiatives.
MCCS encourages and supports the participation of individuals of all abilities in its programs and facilities.
Topics will include:
- Healthy food choices
- Lifestyle and behavioral modifications
- Nutrition traps, trends & fast food
- Nutrition for exercise & health
- Supplement use & abuse
|2nd Wednesday of each month
|9:30 - 11AM
|Wallace Creek Fitness Center
|2nd Thursday of each month
|9:30 - 11AM
|Bldg. AS-4400, MCAS New River
Class is FREE and open to all authorized patrons. Space is very limited; first come, first served. No pre-registration required.
Body Fat Test
Body Fat Caliper test estimates the percentage of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness at specific locations on the body.
3 or 7 site caliper test
Cost: Active Duty - Free | All other authorized patrons - $5
BodyGem - Resting Metabolic Rate Measurement
Measuring your resting metabolic rate (RMR) tells you the amount of calories your body burns when at rest. Additional calories are added to the RMR to determine total calories needed per day. The RMR is measured by breathing into a hand held indirect calorimeter system and provides a precise measurement of your RMR, which can account for up to 75% of their total calorie needs.
Includes a consult to review Analyzer report and nutrition education
A metabolic measurement will determine how many calories your body needs to meet your goals. Specifically, a BodyGem measurement might be right for you if you are:
Trying to lose weight
Trying to maintain weight (especially after a weight management program, diet, or other nutritional changes)
Interested in improving overall health and fitness
BCP Free (if you’ve attended the Nutrition Fundamentals class)
Active Duty - Free
All other authorized patrons - $30
Services available only at Wallace Creek Fitness Center and by appointment only.
Schedule a free class and choose from several topics:
- Chronic Disease Prevention
- Injury Prevention
- Nutrition & Supplements
- Physical Activity
- Sexual Health & Responsibility
- Tobacco Use Prevention & Awareness
- Weight Management
- Sleep & Recovery