WHAT DO I GET FROM THIS READING?
- A printout of your reading: Body Mass Index, Body Fat %, Basal Metabolic Rate, Impedance, Fat Mass, Free Fat Mass, and Total Body Water
- A description of what the reading means
- Tips for a healthier you
- An opportunity to meet with a Certified Health Education Specialist
WHAT ARE THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS TO GET MY BODY COMPOSITION READING?
- Consistency is important for identifying change over time in your readings. Select a time at which you can consistently get your reading done
- With an empty bladder
- When normally hydrated (typically later in the day)
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The TANITA body composition monitor provides a more accurate assessment of health than weight and body mass index (BMI) alone. The machine uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to distinguish the number of pounds (or kg) associated with fat, free fat mass (such as connective tissue and muscle) and body water. Knowing your numbers is the first step in improving (or maintaining) your optimal level of health!
The Silent Witness Project
The Silent Witness project is Texas A&M University's traveling memorial to victims and survivors of partner violence. Beginning in 2004, the Women's Resource Center has hosted this exhibit in order to increase awareness and education about the causes and effects of partner violence. Our office took over the project in 2015.
Currently, there are 10 red, life-size silhouettes in the Silent Witness Exhibit. Each Witness carries a shield with the story of a woman who was murdered by their partner, with the exception of one male witness who was killed by his sister's former partner. The witnesses will be on display during the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The witnesses can also be requested by student organizations or faculty/staff departments.
Texas A&M's Silent Witness Project is part of the Silent Witness National Initiative, whose goal it is to eliminate domestic murders in the United States. Find out more about the National Initiative.
WHY IS THE SILENT WITNESS PROJECT NECESSARY?
Each October, the Texas Council on Family Violence publishes a list of women who were murdered by their partners in Texas. In 2014, 132 women were killed by their partners and 10 of the victim's family, friends, and co-workers were killed during the same incidents. Of those 132 women, 5 were from counties surrounding the Bryan-College Station area.
We feel strongly that awareness of and education about partner violence can reduce the number of domestic murders in Texas and the United States.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
- If you are a student, staff, or faculty, please visit the Silent Witness Project Exhibit as it travels around campus, and learn about how to spot indicators of partner violence both in your own relationship and in the relationships of those you love.
- If you are interested in learning more about bystander intervention, sign up for a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training. Learn more about Green Dot and registration for the trainings.
- If you are staff or faculty who would like to host the project, contact us at 979.845.0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LessThanUThink (LTUT) is a binge-drinking campaign generated by public relations students at the University of Alabama. Through humorous advertising and messaging, the campaign aims to educate students about the negative social and physical consequences of binge-drinking.
Have questions about a particular health topic? Looking for help in how to apply healthy behaviors while in college or living on campus? Schedule a time to meet with a staff member and discuss issues related to your health by calling 979.845.0280 or emailing email@example.com.
UPD Women's Self-Defense Classes
UPD Women's Self-Defense is a 4-hour self-defense class specifically for women 17 years and older teaching easy to learn techniques for a variety of situations. During the class, participants learn:
- Situational awareness
- How to better protect themselves
- How to defend against an attacker
Class sizes are limited to 18 participants, and registration is required. All UPD Women's Self-Defense classes are held on campus at the University Police Department, located at 1111 Research Parkway.
"I learned a lot last night and more importantly, I had the opportunity to put that knowledge in play to feel better prepared and I thank all of the officers that helped us to feel more confident in our voices and newly acquired skills. It was truly great!!” – Spring 2018 UPD WSD Participant
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A UPD WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS?
- All participants should bring workout clothing and athletic shoes to the class. No open-toed shoes are allowed.
- Fill out the liability waiver below and bring it to class with you, as class will begin promptly at the start time.
- Faculty and staff wishing to use Wellness Release Time in order to attend this class should seek supervisor approval before class.
WHEN ARE THE NEXT UPD WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES BEING HELD?
UPD Women's Self-Defense Classes are also hosted by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office and are open to the community. These classes are offered every month and are also free of charge. To register, visit the Sheriff's Office Community Calendar. Once you have found the class you would like to take, click on the link titled "Click Here to Register". If you have any question about these classes, please contact Deputy Nathan Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to recognize the University Police Department for bringing this program to campus and partnering with us to serve the Texas A&M Community.