Tracey Briggs, MA
Health Ed. Consultant
Did you know you can learn about your health and physical fitness at the Exercise Physiology Lab at Johnson Center?
There are many ways to assess your health status. From blood tests to the measurement of your body composition, the services can provide valuable information.
The BodPod, located in the UNM Exercise Physiology Lab, is an instrument to measure body composition by using air displacement technology. Using a scale to measure your weight can be misleading. Only by accurately evaluating body composition will you learn the amount of fat and lean muscle tissue that makes up your total weight.
If you have always wanted to learn about your body composition but did not want to have to go underwater or be subjected to skinfold calipers, the BodPod may be right for you. The BodPod is a quick, automated, non-invasive, and safe process, that accommodates most populations including children, individuals with a BMI over 40, elderly, and disabled persons. This test includes a detailed explanation of your results.
Once you know your body composition values, you can make sensible decisions regarding nutritional intake and exercise programs by scheduling a complimentary consultation with an Employee Wellness nutritionist or fitness trainer.
The Exercise Physiology Lab offers many testing services to include body composition, exercise assessment, blood tests and more which are available for all staff and faculty, students, and the community. Check the Lab website for more information, pricing, and to make an appointment.