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Thursday, 13 July 2017
By Derek Gean
Assistant editor
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Fort Leonard Wood’s Army Wellness Center is scheduled to offer six classes next week designed to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

“Health and fitness education raises an individual’s mindfulness level and their awareness gives them a sense of control over one’s life, which in turn contributes to adopting healthier lifestyles,” said Kelly Scarbrough, health promotion technician at the AWC.

“Health education gives people empowerment over their health and wellness.  We teach knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes.  We hope to motivate Soldiers and their Families on ways to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviors.”

Class schedule:

July 18
11 a.m. to noon – Healthy Sleep Habits: Learn about the science of sleep and how to achieve better quality of sleep. Each class contains a sleep quality index evaluation.

11 a.m. to noon — Stress Management: Learn tips to manage your stress as well as improve your resiliency. Each class contains group mindfulness practice.

July 19
11 a.m. to noon — Fueling for Health: Discuss obesity trends and implications to have a better understanding of dietary guidelines and food labels as well as learn the basic components of nutrition.

11 a.m. to noon — Staying Fit: Learn ways to stay fit within the comforts of your own home by discussing the components of exercise and barriers to activity and developing an action plan for home use.

July 20
11 a.m. to noon — Upping Your  Metabolism: Learn eight tips to improve your body composition and ways to increase your metabolism. Each class will provide an exercise to help participants review goal setting.

11 a.m. to noon — Meals in Minutes: Learn how to create quick and healthy meals to help improve your nutrition each day. Each class contains recipe ideas and meal prep techniques.

All AWC classes are open to active-duty military members, military retirees, active-duty and retiree Family members and Department of Defense civilians.

Scarbrough said she encourages everyone to consider taking part because research shows that better health education has a direct correlation with lower heart disease and diabetes risk.

“Often when we have education and knowledge about healthy eating or good exercise habits, we tend to be more inclined to want to exercise and eat healthy,” Scarbrough said.

To register, or for more information about classes and services at the AWC, call 573.329.1900 or visit the center at 199 East 4th Street, Building 2081.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 July 2017 )