By Yvonne Johnson, APG NewsJuly 25, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The benefits of adopting healthier lifestyles were evident for many visitors during the July 24 health fair at the C4ISR Center of Excellence Campus.
Organized by the C4ISR Wellness Committee; the APG Community Health Promotion Council; Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic and the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the fair participants and organizations sent the message that APG really cares about its people, according to one employee.
"Health is something we all take for granted," said Ray Schultze of CERDEC. "APG is taking a step forward and keeping the public educated. It's very impressive to see our organizations taking an interest in our health."
His wife, Christine Schulze of ARL, said she enjoyed the vision check even though she doesn't wear glasses.
"It still gives you good information that you might need to follow up on," she said.
The event included health screenings and displays from local and national health businesses.
In addition, APG organization displays centered on employee wellbeing including Army Community Service, the Army Substance Abuse Program, Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Chaplain's Office and KUSAHC, which provided blood pressure screenings.
Interactive activities included United Healthcare Vision's vision screenings; B.-Fit Enterprises body fat screenings and massage therapy; and a Lean Shakes taste testing by the APG GNC store.
Lee Benysek of CERDEC said he felt better after getting his blood pressure checked, though it was higher than it should be.
"I wanted to get it checked because it was high last month," he said. "Now I can let my doctor know that it's still high."
"I'm getting great information," said Betty Mitchell of CECOM after her B.-Fit massage. "She did my back and neck. It feels great," she said.
It's a pretty good event and I'm getting great suggestions," added CECOM's JoAnn Genera.
Other participants included The Arena Club; M.D.I.P.A. United Healthcare Company; T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly; METLife; and Johns Hopkins.