Fort Polk Guardian 01-18-2019

NewScope Town hall meeting A "mini" town hall meeting for Fort Polk residents of Corvias housing is held Thurs- day at 5:30 p.m. at the Army Community Service ballroom in bldg 920. The event is hosted by Col. Jarrett Thomas II, Fort Polk garrison commander, and features subject matter experts from Corvias and the Directorate of Public Works. The event will be live-streamed on the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Facebook page, but residents are en- couraged to attend in person. It's a good way to let your voice be heard, learn valuable information and net- work with others. For more information call 531-1392. Laundry point The Laundry Drop-off and Pick-up Point, bldg 2375, is temporarily closed pending the award of a new contract. If pa- trons have items that have been returned for pickup, they may contact Ronale Cole- man at 531-1814 or 238-8718 to coordinate pick-up. Right arm night The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk’s Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts Right Arm Night Jan. 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Showboat Theatre. Admission is free and you must be 18 or older to participate. For more information call 531-1959 or visit www.polk.armymwr. com . Article submissions Getting the word out about events perti- nent to the Fort Polk community is as easy as 1-2-3 with the Guardian. Simply email the information — including date of activi- ty, location, time and a point of contact — to kimberly.reischling@us.army.mil . For those who would like to write a let- ter to the editor, the submission process is the same. Letters may be emailed to the above address or hand written and mailed to: The Fort Polk Guardian Attn: Letter to the Editor 7033 Magnolia St., bldg 4919 Fort Polk, LA 71459 The Guardian accepts articles and pho- tos with news pertinent to the community. Photos, with a resolution of 150 or high- er, must be attached in jpg format. Informa- tion must be received at the Guardian by Tuesday to be included in the next Friday’s issue of the Guardian. For more informa- tion call 531-1392. Briefs Guardian Jan. 18, 2019 /3 FORT POLK, La. — Fort Polk’s Army Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that can help you build and sustain a framework of good health. The center specializes in the three components of health: Sleep, activity and nutrition. Highly- trained staff can offer classes, assessments and health-coaching sessions. Services include: • Body composition analysis: Using the BOD POD (equipment that uses air displacement), your body composition or fat percentage can be analyzed. Body composition status helps you navigate your good health by knowing the path to reaching your goals. • Metabolic testing and weight management: This gives you a picture of how many calories your body uses while “resting.” Then, you can get the number of calories required for weight loss, gain or maintenance. Once complete, you at- tend the “Upping your Metabolism” class for re- sults and utilization. • Exercise testing and prescription: Includes three components of health-related physical fit- ness — Aerobic fitness, muscular fitness and flex- ibility. Once testing is complete, your health edu- cator uses your results as a planning tool for a personalized exercise prescription to help you meet your goals. • Biofeedback: Biofeedback can be an effective tool for stress reduction. Biofeedback uses tech- nology that provides feedback as to your emo- tional and neurophysiologic state. Biofeedback can teach you how to reach an optimal state that balances emotions and body chemistry and im- proves performance. Four sessions are recom- mended for optimal impact. Also offered at Fort Polk’s Army Wellness Center are a variety of classes: • Fueling for health: The Basics of Nutrition — this class promotes healthy eating habits to opti- mize health and prevent disease. The fundamen- tal components of nutrition and understanding food labels are discussed. • Healthy meals in minutes — includes meal planning strategies and cooking in the barracks. • Staying fit home and away — by applying physical activity recommendations, strategies and technologies, class enhances participant con- fidence to stay active and maintain fitness levels while home or traveling. • Healthy sleeping habits — class covers the importance and science of sleep; methods and re- courses for achieving quality sleep; and develop- ment of positive actions to improve sleep. • Stress management — after defining stress and assessing personal stress levels, intelligent energy management strategies are discussed. Class participants learn to identify large and small stressors that drain energy. Fort Polk’s Army Wellness Center services are available to active-duty, Reserve, Family mem- bers, retirees and Department of Defense civil- ians. The center is located at 1365 Third Street, bldg 283. For more information call (337) 531- 3055. Get healthy with Polk AWC PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

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