Exercising and eating right on a regular basis can help individuals dramatically reduce their risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases.
Benefits of Exercise
Through physical activity and proper nutrition, people also can:
- Strengthen and tone muscles
- Burn calories and fat
- Increase stamina, metabolism and energy
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Decrease blood pressure
- Increase heart rate
- Enhance quality of life
- Improve self confidence
Virtua's Fitness Programs
Many need a little encouragement to get started and to maintain their personal fitness goals.
Virtua can help individuals make the transition from dreaming a healthier lifestyle to achieving their realistic goals. Virtua approaches health and wellness from a medically-integrated perspective. The William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness and the new Virtua Health and Wellness Center at Washington Township are two state-of-the-art facilities that offer a large selection of individualized health, fitness and educational programs for community members as well as patients who have chronic health conditions.
Both facilities provide classes and seminars offered by health and fitness professionals on a variety of wellness topics. Memberships begin with a personalized health assessment conducted by a degreed fitness specialist. The comprehensive analysis includes:
- Computerized health risk assessment
- Flexibility screening
- Skin fold body composition analysis to measure percentage of body fat
- Resting blood pressure and heart rate
- Graded cardiovascular capacity test
- Muscular strength assessment
Staff members include highly trained registered dietitians, weight management nurses, and certified and degreed fitness professionals who can develop individualized exercise programs. Some of the more popular and successful programs include:
Virtua's Center for Weight Management: A comprehensive, medically based weight management program integrating nutrition, fitness and behavior/lifestyle modifications. The services are available for both children and adults.
HERO (Healthy Emergency Response Organizations: A program that provides fitness and wellness services and education to emergency first responders.
Personal training: Opportunities are available for members to work one-on-one or in small groups with a certified personal trainer for hands-on guidance with fitness activities.
Center for Athletic Performance (sports fitness and performance): A sport-specific training program designed to provide a complete strength and conditioning regimen for athletes.
For more information about Virtua's fitness programs, visit www.VirtuaFitness.org or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).
Body Composition Analysis through Lunar iDXA
As seen on the hit television show "The Biggest Loser," the Lunar iDXA--a leading-edge technology in bone mineral density testing and total body composition analysis--supports weight management, sports medicine and fitness programs by accurately measuring:
- Body fat
- Lean tissue
- Bone mass distribution
Virtua is the only healthcare organization in the region to use the Lunar iDXA.
The iDXA provides a direct measurement of an individual’s percentage of lean mass compared to fat. It also gives a dramatic total body image of the skeleton and soft tissue.
Unlike other methods for assessing body composition, the iDXA reports more than just total body fat. It can measure and display the difference between fat and muscle in different parts of the body. For example, it can identify that a person has a high concentration of fat in his arms and needs to work on that trouble area to lose weight.
For more information or to schedule a Total Body Composition Analysis, call (856) 325-3800. No prescriptions required