Achieve health goals at the Army Wellness Center Vicenza

Achieve health goals at the Army Wellness Center Vicenza

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Army Wellness Center Vicenza

The Army Wellness Center (AWC) offers standardized services designed to achieve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. The Army Wellness Center Vicenza will assist you with creating goals, monitoring progress and maintaining motivation. Our health and wellness services are offered at no cost to service members, family members, retirees and DA civilians. Services and education can be offered in an individual or group (unit) setting.

Services offered:

  • Body Composition Assessment (BOD POD)
    • Determine your body fat percentage. Scales or BMI cannot identify how much of your weight is fat, muscle or body water, but body composition can. Utilize body composition to track weight loss because it differentiates fat and fat-free weight.
       
  • Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment
    • Determine how much energy (calories) your body burns at rest (Resting Metabolic Rate). With this assessment, AWC can provide tailored strategies for weight loss, maintenance or weight gain.
      Note: Upping Your Metabolism Class is a prerequisite.
  • Strength and Flexibility Assessment
    • Determine your level of grip strength, back strength and flexibility compared to your peers (gender and age). This can help identify areas for improvement.

Note: Currently unable to perform cardiovascular fitness assessment (SubVO2 Max).

  • Health Coaching Sessions
    • One-on-one session to focus on exercise review.
    • Evaluate your current plan and progress or discuss starting a new exercise program that is tailored towards you and your unique health goals.

Education offered:

  • Upping your Metabolism
    • Learn how to influence your metabolism through exercise and nutrition.
  • Fueling for Health
    • Learn the fundamentals of healthy eating, dietary guidelines and food labels.
  • Meals in Minutes
    • Learn how to overcome the challenges and myths associated with healthy meal preparation. Develop the tools and skills to prepare healthy meals in a timely manner.
  • Stress Management
    • Learn stress relief techniques, positive coping skills and training on biofeedback. Deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness meditation are utilized.
  • Performance Optimization
    • Learn about the aspects of fitness being assessed for the ACFT. Review technique, form and exercise planning to improve overall physical fitness.
  • Healthy Sleep Habits
    • Learn about the influence sleep has on health and wellbeing. Review tools, tips and positive action steps to improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.

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