Nearly 60 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease. Today, the US Government’s Healthy People 2030 initiative focuses on improving health by educating on the importance of getting timely, high-quality health care services.
Like most people, you may be interested in achieving optimal health. But all too often, we tend to focus on the elimination of disease rather than the promotion of health. Did you know that you have access to the state-of-the-art UNM Exercise Physiology Lab located at Johnson Center?
Benefits & Employee Wellness partners with the Exercise Physiology Lab to offer cost-effective access to a wealth of biometric testing, resulting in valuable health status information.
The Exercise Physiology Lab is comprised of many labs and is a crucial component of the Exercise Science program, serving as a teaching, research, and clinical facility. In addition, it is a research facility that studies the cellular and molecular responses to exercise and the physiological responses to exercise in extreme environments.
The labs are equipped to test all aspects of physical fitness and performance, including cardiovascular endurance, pulmonary function, muscular strength and endurance, body composition assessment, flexibility, and blood hormone, lipid, and enzyme profiles.
From exercise testing to metabolic analysis, the Lab Staff and Graduate Students can perform assessments that will provide you with the knowledge to tailor a program and power your path to greater well-being. Watch this UNM Exercise Physiology Lab video and be sure to visit their website for information and services including hours and pricing schedule.