Soldiers listen as John Sim, right, director of the new Army Wellness Center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, explains how to use the BOD POD, which measures body fat and muscle composition, Friday, March 22, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES
Soldiers listen as John Sim, right, director of the new Army Wellness Center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, explains how to use the BOD POD, which measures body fat and muscle composition, Friday, March 22, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES

First Army Wellness Center in South Korea offers health assessments, stress management and nutrition coaching

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — The first Army Wellness Center in South Korea has opened at Camp Humphreys, with state-of-the-art equipment to provide a more well-rounded approach to mental and physical fitness for soldiers and their loved ones.

The facility, one of 35 Army Wellness Centers around the globe, opened this month as the military grapples with rising concerns about stress and obesity among the troops.

It provides services including physical fitness and health assessments, coaching on nutrition, general wellness and stress management as well as tobacco prevention programs.

“Army life can be really stressful, and oftentimes can be unpredictable. These factors can have a direct impact on a soldier and their family’s lifestyle and associated health,” Col. Derek Cooper, commander of the 65th Medical Brigade, said Friday at a ribbon-cutting for the facility.

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