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Exercise is Medicine at FirstHealth Fitness

| Date Posted: 7/2/2014 | Author: Ellen Geanes

There are major benefits to exercise: weight control, it combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy, promotes better sleep, and can improve your quality of life.

For bariatric surgery patients, exercise provides more benefit than those listed.

Depending on which stage of surgery you are in, pre-operative, in hospital or post-operative, stage appropriate exercises can prepare the body for surgery, provide blood clot prevention, aid recovery, and increase fat breakdown and muscle mass.

Knowledge of how to work out properly and a lack of motivation are common road blocks people encounter on the road to becoming healthy. Luckily for you, FirstHealth offers the help you need to ensure optimal weight-loss after surgery at FirstHealth Fitness.

With 63,000 square feet FirstHealth Fitness - Pinehurst  is more than just a gym. It not only offers the region’s largest free-weight area, innovative group exercise classes, aquatic center, swimming lessons, children programs, nutrition services and an on-site spa, but it is also staffed with personal trainers, fitness coaches and a licensed dietitian, to help you become a healthier and stronger version of you.

Post-operative patients from the FirstHealth Bariatric Center are entered into FirstHealth Fitness’ Exercise is Medicine program where they receive a two-week pass to the Health & Fitness center to learn and work with exercise professionals.

Check out our video of "Exercise is Medicine with Trainer Tim Wright" on our YouTube channel.

You can also view our video of "Exercise is Medicine Success Story".

To learn more about the services offered at FirstHealth Fitness please call (910) 715-1800. FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital offers weight-loss services and support to patients in the Pinehurst, Raeford, Lumberton, Sanford, Laurinburg, Rockingham, and Troy regions of North Carolina and beyond.

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