SGCMH Cardiac Care Services: Adult Fitness Program
What is the Adult Exercise & Fitness Program?
It is a hospital-based, outpatient service for adults who desire to engage in a supervised exercise program and who are interested in a healthy lifestyle and adult fitness. Heart failure patients, those with Peripheral Vascular (PVD)/Arterial Disease (PAD), coronary artery disease and diabetes can benefit from participation in this program.
Throughout the program, you will:
• Increase exercise tolerance and fitness level
• Improve cardiovascular function and enhance the quality of life
• Learn about cardiovascular disease and health promotion
• Control anxiety and depression
• Deal with emotions you could experience due to changes in your health status.
• Develop lifetime exercise habits
What Services Are Available?
Participant progressive, supervised exercise, which includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, arm crank, free weights, ellipticals and Nu-Step machines.
Education, including dietary consultation, stress management, risk factor and lifestyle modification, smoking cessation, information on medication and other health-related topics are available. Staff can assist in creating an exercise program based on your health needs and personal desires.
When Can I Exercise?
Exercise sessions are scheduled during daytime hours Monday through Friday.
How Do I Start?
To start the program, you must have a physical examination by your physician and a subsequent referral. A small fee is required for the Adult Fitness Program. Exercise stress tests will be done at the physician’s discretion. For more information call 573-883-7743