Army Wellness Center in Daegu Offers Innovative Tools for Incoming Soldiers and Families to Boost Health

Photo By Keith Smith | Army Wellness Centers (AWC) provide programs and services that improve and sustain health, performance, and readiness of the Total Army delivered by highly trained health professionals.



Story by Keith Smith 

U.S. Army Garrison Daegu 

CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea — The Daegu Army Wellness Center (AWC) celebrated it’s one year anniversary this summer—staffed with a highly-trained team of experts offering access to state-of-the-art fitness assessments and free services to assist Soldiers, families and civilians reach health and fitness goals. USAG Daegu is committed to being an assignment of choice by providing excellent quality of life support and programs for military communities.

Army Wellness Centers provide programs and services that improve and sustain health, performance, and readiness of the Total Army. USAG Daegu’s Army Wellness Center—located within Building 567 at Camp Walker—offers a wide-range of services including health coaching, metabolic testing, body composition measurement, physical fitness assessments and stress management coaching. Educational classes include Healthy Sleep Habits and nutritional classes such as Meals in Minutes with client centered action plans for better health and performance.

“The first step is sign up for our ‘Upping Your Metabolism’ class hosted at Camp Walker and at Camp Carroll where we provide you with the tips and resources to improve your body composition and increase your metabolism,” said Daegu Army Wellness Center Health Technician Phillip Clifton. “We are here every step of the way to help you reach your fitness goals. Sign up today for the ‘Upping Your Metabolism’ class and you are then free to start using all the services we offer.”

Daegu Army Wellness Center’s cutting-edge technology includes Bod Pod assessments. Dubbed the Gold Standard of body composition testing, it provides valuable analysis to accurately measure both body fat and lean mass changes. The egg-shaped device is computerized and utilizes air displacement to calculate body composition. The service is free and can cost hundreds of dollars at a commercial facility.

Health technicians input results into a web-based system and Soldiers and families have instant access to wellness plans at other centers worldwide during a PCS move.

Soldiers and families can also access additional tools at the Camp Walker Wood Clinic. The clinic offers the inBody 7770—a body composition analyzer—which breaks down muscle, fat and body water in 60 seconds. A registered dietician at the clinic will help create menu plans and even go to the commissary to help choose the right foods. Call 050-3337-2273 or stop by the clinic to make an appointment.

The Daegu Army Wellness Center is open Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Call 0503-337-4218 to schedule an appointment and check the monthly activities calendar on Facebook.

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