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Location: 1365 3rd St. Bldg 283 ( shares parking lot with Entrance A of BJACH)

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 0730-1630

Phone: (337) 531-3055

What is an Army Wellness Center (AWC)? Our mission is to empower our clients to build a framework of good health as well as build healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families. Not only do we strive to empower our clients to set their own health goals, we are there to help them to achieve the goals they’ve set. How do we do this? We engage our clients through state-of-the-art technology, one-on-one education, group classes, and health coaching. The AWC program offers something for everyone! An appointment at the AWC may include body composition testing (via the BodPod), metabolic testing, fitness testing, or a biofeedback session! Need help with increasing your metabolism, healthy nutrition, stress management, or healthy sleep habits? We’ve got you covered.

Body Composition Analysis Sleep Education
Metabolic Testing and Weight Management Stress Management
Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription Nutrition Education
Health Assessments Wellness Coaching

Who do we serve?
We see active duty/reserve military, family members, retirees, and DOD civilians.

How do you get started?
Either your provider will refer you or you can refer yourself to the AWC.

• First, fill out our Health and Wellness Tracker at https://awc.army.mil Once you’ve created a login and password, begin filling out the health history questionnaire. While you complete each tab of the survey, answer each question carefully, and click “continue” until you reach the end of the questionnaire. We will ask you to update this survey every 30 days.

• Next, call the AWC at 337-531-3055 to schedule your appointment. It’s as easy as that!

Initial Coaching Session (BodPod and Metabolic Testing) Preparation Guidelines
• Appropriate attire: No jewelry. Under your clothes, please wear (or change before your appointment)… For men: form fitting Speedo® or other Lycra®/spandex type swim suit; or single layer compression shorts (only shorts without padding). For women: Form fitting Speedo® or other Lycra®/spandex type swim suit; or single layer compression shorts (only shorts without padding) and single-layer (not padded) sports bra. Swimsuits should have no metal, skirts, or fringe.

• No food (including gum, candy, mints), drink (except water), tobacco, caffeine, or over-the- counter medications (including vitamins and supplements) for 5-hours prior to the test. Prescription medications should be taken as prescribed.

• No vigorous physical activity (i.e., running, biking, exercising) for 14-hours prior to the test.

Fitness Testing Preparation Guidelines
Wear or bring running shoes, shorts, and loose fitting shirt. (For women, sports bras, with no underwire are required).

• No food (including gum, candy, mints), drink (except water), tobacco, caffeine, or over-the- counter medications (including vitamins and supplements) for 5-hours prior to the test. Prescription medications should be taken as prescribed.

• No vigorous physical activity (i.e., running, biking, exercising) for 14-hours prior to the test.

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This research was supported in part by an appointment to the Postgraduate Research Participant Program at the Army Public Health Center (Provisional) administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and APHC (Prov).
Col Carlene A.S Blanding
CSM Roderick D. Taylor
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