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Appalachian’s Human Performance Lab Offers Public Fitness Tests

health.jpgBOONE–Area residents can obtain high quality fitness tests at a minimum cost through Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab.

The lab, located in the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science in the Holmes Convocation Center, offers the EKG treadmill test, and tests to determine a person’s percent of body fat percentage.

The EKG treadmill test measures how well a person’s heart and lungs work and indicates fitness level. Participants will receive a copy of their EKG reading to share with their personal physician. The cost is

$75 for community members, $50 for Appalachian faculty and staff and $25 for Appalachian students.

A person’s body fat percentage can be determined in two ways. The most accurate measure is determined by underwater weighing. Cost is $15 for community members, $10 for faculty and staff and $8 for students. A bioelectrical impedance body fat test is $8 for community members, $5 for faculty and staff, and $5 for students.

The resting metabolic rate test measures how many calories a person must consume in one day in order to live.

From this information, you will know if your metabolism is below or above normal levels.

This will help you to achieve your desirable weight.

The cost is $25 for community members, $20 for faculty and staff and $10 for students.

The cost for persons interested in taking all three tests is $100 for community

members, $70 for faculty and staff and $35 for Appalachian students.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 262-3142 or e-mail Dr. David Nieman at niemandc@appstate.edu

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Picture Caption: Sandee Ashby from Blowing Rock participates in a fitness test conducted in Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab. Graduate students Greg Harris and Sudhir Dhobale monitor Ashby’s workout (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)