HEALTH PROMOTION
Health Promotion

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The High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness and resiliency. Different components of performance enhancement training are key components to superior speed, power, strength endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury and ensuring that our Marines are physically prepared for real-time combat / tactical situations while in theatre.

 

By implementing the latest cutting edge training methods and fundamental scientific principles, the HITT program focuses on enhancing athleticism for the today’s tactical athlete – The United States Marine.

 

To fully understand the methodology behind the HITT program, defining the term “functional” based training as it relates to the tactical athlete is important to understand. Functional based training is a correctly designed program where the repetitive performance of movement patterns improves an individual's performance of job specific tasks and will balance physical capacities such as strength, power, speed, agility and endurance while reducing the likelihood of injuries and overtraining syndromes.

 

Applied correctly, the benefits will be twofold:

- An improvement in job specific combat tasks, combat readiness and overall physical performance

- Reduced injury rates, which can lead to an increased operational longevity of the tactical athlete 

 

HITT Training

 

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

Are you ready to clean-up your plate, but don’t know where to start? MCCS Health Promotion is here for you.

How about a healthy recipe that you’re willing to share? This month we are hosting a Healthy Recipe Contest. Enter here for a chance to win!

 Here are some resources for making informed food choices. First off, you might be interested in taking a look at the current USDA Dietary Guidelines (here) for the most up-to-date information about what foods you should be fueling your body with.

For a quick recap of thing you can do TODAY, here’s an infographic courtesy of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. If you want even more tools and information on weight management, performance nutrition, dietary supplements and more, visit the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s Healthy Eating website


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February is Heart Health Month 

Heart Beat Step Challenge web banner

Happy Heart Health Month! If you’re looking for an easy way to kick-start your journey to a healthier heart, this month join MCCS Health Promotion’s Heart Beat Step Challenge: https://www.mccsokinawa.com/mccsoki2015/_sub2015.1.0.aspx?cid=4295001187&pglot=2147485707#null. You can also contact Health Promotion to schedule an appointment for FREE Blood Pressure testing. The testing takes only minutes. Learn why it’s important to Know Your Numbers.


Here are some facts, how-to tips, and resources to inspire you to join with others to improve your heart health courtesy of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. Most middle aged people (90 to 95 percent) and young adults (75 to 80 percent) have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high blood cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having more than one risk factor increases your risk for heart disease much more than having just one.

Why Reaching Out Is Good

Having positive, close relationships and feeling connected with others benefits our overall health, including our blood pressure and weight. Having people in our lives who will motivate and care for us helps, but having feelings of closeness and companionship helps our health too.

Making the following heart healthy lifestyle changes will be easier and more successful if you work with other motivated people:

  • Get physically active.
  • Achieve a healthy weight and maintain it.
  • Eat heart healthy foods.
  • Quit smoking.

Remember, you don’t have to make big changes all at once. Small steps will get you where you want to go. Here are some tips to get you going.

Move More

Invite family, friends, colleagues, or members of your community to join you in your efforts to be more physically active

  • Ask a colleague to walk with you on a regular basis, put the date on both your calendars, and text or call to make sure you both show up.
  • Join an exercise class at your local community center and bring a neighbor along. Carpool to make it a regular date.
  • Grab your kids, put on some music, and do jumping jacks, skip rope, or just dance.
  • Make your social time active and encourage everyone—family and friends alike— to think of fun things that get you off the couch and moving. 

If you have a health condition, including heart disease or high blood pressure, talk with your doctor before increasing your activity.  

How much is enough? Aim for at least 2½ hours of physical activity each week—that’s just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. In addition, do muscle strengthening exercises 2 days a week. Can’t carve out a lot of time in your day? Don’t chuck your goal, chunk it! Try 10 or 15 minutes a few times a day. NHLBI’s Move More fact sheet provides ideas to get and keep you moving.

Aim for a Healthy Weight

If you’re overweight, find someone in your friend group, at work, or in your family who also wants to lose weight. (Every little bit can help!) Check in with them regularly to stay motivated or join a weight loss program together. Do healthy activities together, like walking or playing on a neighborhood sports team, and share low-calorie, low-sodium meals or recipes. (Pregnant women should not try to lose weight, but they can exercise.)

Eating Heart Healthy

We tend to eat like our friends and family, so ask others close to you to join you in your effort to eat healthier. Need healthy eating ideas? Try NHLBI’s Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. It’s free and scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and improve blood cholesterol levels. 

Quit Smoking

To help you quit, ask others for support or join a support group. Research has shown that people are much more likely to quit if their spouse, friend, or sibling does. Check out the MCCS Operation Tobacco Free Marine program. Or Call 645-3910 to meet with our trained Tobacco Cessation Facilitator. Social support online can also help you quit. All states have quit lines with trained counselors—call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). You’ll find many free resources to help you quit, such as apps, a motivational text service, and a chat line at the websites BeTobaccoFree.hhs.gov and Smokefree.gov.



American Heart Month. (n.d.). Retrieved January 30, 2019, from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month

 



January is Healthy Weight Month

January is Healthy Weight Month

As we enter into the New Year, many of us may find ourselves motivated to make changes. If achieving or maintaining a healthy weight is one of your goals, the MCCS Health Promotion Team has the tools for you. 

Check out these resources, courtesy of the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center:

Curious about how to read a Nutrition Facts label? Here is a guide from the FDA: How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label. 

If you want to learn more about one of our services this month, contact Health Promotion at 645-3910 (098-970-3910). If you are interested in scheduling a Unit PT or a Nutrition/Fitness brief, click on the Request Unit PT Tab or Request Wellness Support tab at mccsokinawa.com/healthpromotion to put in a ticket. 


Services Open to Active Duty                   Services Open to All 
  •  BCP/Remedial CFT/PFT Improvement
  • Fitness Assessments
  •  Unit PT/HITT Workouts
  • 1-on-1 HITT Training
  •  Resting Metabolic Rating Testing
  • Body Fat Testing
  •  Unit Nutrition/Fitness Education 

  • 1-on-1 Nutrition Education 


  • 1-on-1 Personal Training 


  • Youth Fitness/Orientation



Submit a Unit PT request
To schedule a Unit PT please  Click here.

 
ATTENTION PATRONS!
All scheduling needs to be 2 weeks in advance so we have the appropriate trainers and fitness providers to help your units.

 

General Guidelines for Unit PT Scheduling:
In order to provide stellar customer service and world class instruction for unit PTs, Health Promotion adheres to several scheduling guidelines to service as many units and camps as possible. Generally, Health Promotion policy requests limiting unit PTs for Marines and Navy to two per unit per month. All other branches of service are requested to limit their requests to one per unit per quarter. Health Promotion will unfortunately decline requests that exceed this limit when there is a high volume of requests. Thus, if an exception is made for your unit to exceed this expressed limitation, we made an exception to the policy because appropriate trainers were available. We do not guarantee this exception in the future, if we are unable to find trainers and have a high volume of requests from different units. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you!

Submit a wellness brief request

 

For a description of our wellness briefs please  click here

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A WELLNESS BRIEF 

If you have not been contacted within 48 hours of your original briefing request, please call 645-3910 or 098-970-3910.

  
ATTENTION PATRONS!
All scheduling needs to be 2 weeks in advance so we have the appropriate instructors available to help your units. 

Each brief is a 1 hour presentation please plan accordingly when scheduling. 


General Guidelines for Health and Nutrition Brief Scheduling:

All brief requests are subject to instructor availability.  If we have a high volume of requests and not enough instructors we unfortunately will not be able to fulfill your request. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you!  

 

 

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