MAY 14, 2015, PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) – The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced the launch of its newly redesigned Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) “Relax-Relax” website, May 13.
This tool is designed to help Sailors and Marines reduce psychological and physical wear and tear through deep relaxation and focus exercises set to audio tracks. The updated site offers optimized tools with increased functionality and improved navigation for Sailors, Marines, and their families to help them relax.
“NMCPHC is committed to promoting wellness among Navy Medicine beneficiaries,” said Cmdr. Amy Drayton, NMCPHC director of Population Health. “This tool supports the missions of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative and Navy Medicine to help beneficiaries manage stress and ensure readiness among Sailors and Marines.”
The site features a new navigation panel with representative imagery and text to make it easier to browse through relaxation techniques. Additionally, the updated site was built to optimize the experience for both low and high bandwidth users. For example, users with slower Internet connection speeds, such as Sailors and Marines who are deployed, are able to access relaxation audio tracks individually. Users with high-speed Internet can use the embedded media player to listen to each exercise, enabling instant access. Visitors can switch between versions by clicking the “Show High Bandwidth” or “Show Low Bandwidth” links at the top of each page for their optimal experience.
The “Relax-Relax” toolkit includes nine types of relaxation techniques that are practiced by listening to guided audio tracks, such as breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness. These tracks were curated from a variety of universities, organizations, and expert individuals and feature a variety of styles, music, and voices.
Visit the NMCPHC HPW Relax Relax website for more information on the tool or to begin listening: www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/psychological-emotional-wellbeing/relax-relax/pages/index.html