The Fit/Well has a number of programs available for members of the Rec Center and Lubbock community.
Ask A Dietitian
Every Week, we will have new questions from you and answers from Mindy Diller, TTU Hospitality Dietitian. If you would like to submit questions, please fill out a form at the Ask a Dietitian display outside of the Fit/Well.
I often get questions from students, staff and family members about random topics on food, digestion, infection, and inflammation associated with nutrition. Send me your topics and I will add them to the list.
How can I get more healthy protein in my diet?
Don’t just think “Meat”, how about: nuts, fruits, vegetables, dairy such as yogurts (Greek has double protein), eggs, nut butters, and protein powder added to puddings, shakes or smoothies. Look up: Protein Food Charts and know all your other food groups items that have protein! Did you know that spinach, broccoli and asparagus have over 2g of protein per ½ cup? So, load up on these greens! http://www.howmuchprotein.com/foods/
What is the big deal with Greek yogurt?
Greek yogurt has double the protein and sometimes a higher price point. Why? This yogurt is double the product of regular yogurt and has a longer fermentation process making it a super product and slightly more expensive but well worth it. Look for a yogurt that is lower in sugar. Aim for around 10-12g or less of sugar per serving. Yogurt is also a great replacement for sour cream and can be used in sauces.
Campus Fact: Most dining locations on campus have great protein options such as Greek yogurt, hummus (homemade hummus even), beans on the salad bars, greens that can be added to smoothies or even low fat cheeses such as feta cheese.
The Fit/Well Office offers free assesments so that you can keep track of some vital health numbers. Check out the list of offered assessments:
- Blood Pressure Screening
- BodyMetrix UltraSound Analysis (Click here for more info)
- Body Fat Percentage
- Computer based Alcohol Inventory
- Computer based Nutitrition Analysis
- Computer based Health and Wellness Inventories
For a more comprehensive assessment, please click here.
Wellness Blood Screenings
Make a commitment to better health. Begin by learning your current blood levels and continue with exercise, better nutrition and stress management. All tests are administered by Covenant Corporate Services. Once blood is drawn, a number of tests can be run. Tests include:
- Lipid Profile - $15
- Glucose - $5
- Wellness Chemistry Profile - $30
- CBC (Complete Blood Count) - $20
- Thyroid - $20
- PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) - $25
- H. Pylori - $20
- C-Reactive Protein - $30
- Homocysteine - $35
- Hemoglobin A1c - $40
- Click Here for test explanations
Rec Center membership is NOT required. Please register by noon the day prior to testing by calling 742.3828. Please come fasting (no food or beverages except water 10 hours prior).
Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover accepted. Payment is due the morning of the tests. Please come fasting (no food or beverages except water 10 hours prior).
Fall 2014 Dates
- Thursday, September 11 | 6:30 - 8:30am
- Thursday, November 20| 6:30 - 8:30am