It's time to start moving!

May 18, 2021

The odds are favorable that at some point in your journey, you have been educated on the importance of physical activity. While I do believe that you cannot out exercise a bad diet, exercise does play an important role in establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of exercise to maintain your weight and at least 250 minutes of exercise per week to lose weight. That may seem intimidating, but we can help!

Exercise is Medicine is a program fully funded by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. We partner with Health Directions to offer this program to our pre-and post-op patients. The program includes the following:

  • Health and fitness assessment by a Certified Health Fitness Specialist

  • Exercise prescription tailored to the patient’s needs

  • Eight session of one-to-one personal training

  • Two months membership at Health Directions

  • Referral to other appropriate LMC services to reach patient wellness goals, as needed

  • Communication to health care provider regarding patient participation and progress

This program is a referral-based program. If you are interested, please contact one of the dietitians to get your referral started! Health Directions is located at 3239 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

Emily Kohls (803) 791-2332

Jenny Prince (803) 791-2023

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