The Healthy Lifestyle Event that took place at the Main Exchange allowed people to learn what MCAS Cherry Point has to offer. One of the opportunities offered on Wednesday was free resting metabolic rate testing. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is a 10-minute test that determines how many calories an individual uses in a day to maintain life. This result can then be placed into an equation to determine the number of calories that a person burns in a day. Fifteen (15) patrons were able to take advantage of this test, but this is offered on an appointment basis at the Semper Fit Center. Semper Fit Health Promotion also offers a general health screening that includes blood pressure, resting heart rate, pulse oxygen, body fat, body mass index, blood glucose, cholesterol levels and resting metabolic rate. The total health assessment is by appointment as well. The resting metabolic rate is $10.00 and the general health assessment is $20.00 for dependents, retirees, department of defense and civilians. If you are interested or would like more information you can contact Semper Fit Health Promotion at 466-6467, OMBCPOHealth@usmc-mccs.org or you can go to the Semper Fit section on the MCCS webpage.
Danielle Kyle, ATC, CSCS