wellness, fitness & nutrition
Woman can avoid many health difficulties with good lifestyle choices. Bon Secours Virginia can help you choose wisely when it comes to eating right and exercising. Weight, diet, and exercise can directly affect conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and obesity. Obesity is a serious issue. And, it's not just about weight. Obesity increases the risk of conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Obesity also is tied to various women’s health conditions, including urinary incontinence, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and irregular menstruation. Making sound choices now can help you avoid or manage these problems.
Sometimes, it’s hard to make good health decisions for you and your family. You may not know the best options. Or, you can’t find time for yourself while balancing work and home. Bon Secours Virginia can help with all this. We offer wellness, fitness, nutrition, and bariatric programs to help you get fit and stay that way.
Our Good Life Center has programs that achieve good health via a holistic, broad approach to wellness. Our physicians, dietitians, exercise therapists, and lifestyle coaches can help you learn about -- and make -- healthy choices. We assist with setting goals and creating a plan tailored to you. We also provide support so you can meet your goals and stay healthy with ongoing care.
Our Cardiac Wellness program is designed for women recovering from a cardiac event or procedure, or who are interested in avoiding them. Our multidisciplinary team gives you the tools needed for a heart-healthy life. Our Heart and Vascular Institute has a two-phase program. It focuses on intensive education, a thorough health evaluation, nutrition counseling and an exercise program. To learn more, click here.
Obese women for whom lifestyle changes haven't worked might consider bariatric surgery. Bon Secours Virginia has a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at St. Mary's Hospital. Here, we have experienced surgeons, specialized equipment, consultants, nurses, and other support staff specifically trained in this field. All these professionals are dedicated to helping you get well. This program is a partnership with you. It includes a detailed intake process with pre- and post-operative education, counseling, support groups, and lifelong follow-up care. At the center, you’ll find a warm, caring, and supportive atmosphere. To learn more about surgical weight loss, click here.