EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – Seaman Kristine Kearny, a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, instructs a yoga class on the gun deck on the cutter, Jan 21, 2017. Kearny is a woman of many talents of which she shares with her shipmates while on a counter narcotics mission in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Cutters like Sherman routinely conduct operations from South America to the Bering Sea conducting alien migrant interdiction operations, domestic fisheries protection, search and rescue, counter-narcotics and other Coast Guard missions at great distances from shore keeping threats far from the U.S. mainland. (FOR RELEASE U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy)

Wellness Wednesday: Core Fitness

Coast Guard All Hands is featuring the monthly “Wellness Wednesday” series to help Coast Guard members learn more about healthy living. Blog author Tim Merrell is the Coast Guard’s Health Promotion Program Manager, a prior health services technician, has a […]

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Lifestyle – Return on Investment for the organization

We do preventive maintenance on our ships to ensure they are ready when called to action, but sometimes we fail to provide maintenance on our most valuable asset – our people. No one knows when the next natural disaster or emergency will happen which will test the resiliency of our members. We do know that providing an atmosphere of a healthy lifestyle will improve morale, improve the health of our members, and help prepare them to meet all challenges.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Elmer Vucetich, a Kill Devil Hills, N.C. native and strength and fitness instructor at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., instructs recruits on using the shoulder press machine, Sept. 28, 2015. Strength training is part of the physical conditioning our recruits go through during their basic training. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards.

Register now: ‘Crews into Shape’ challenge

Just in time for the Coast Guard April weigh-ins, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, or NMCPHC, Health Promotion and Wellness Department announces the 16th Annual Crews Into Shape Challenge, which will take place March 6, 2016 to April 2, 2016. The Coast Guard Health Promotion Program and CG SUPRT encourage Coast Guard units to participate in the challenge in order to prepare for weigh-ins, promote overall wellness, and develop accountability within your unit.

Coast Guard physical fitness policy update

Maintaining a fit and healthy workforce is vital to mission readiness. A physically fit member has a greater chance of successfully meeting operational requirements, coping with stress, avoiding injuries, and achieving a healthy and satisfying life…