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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
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
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
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.
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:
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.
family, friends, colleagues, or members of your community to join you in your
efforts to be more physically
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.
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.)
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
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
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.
Submit a Unit PT requestTo schedule a Unit PT please
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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