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Have a Heart: Lose Weight, Gain Better Health

With three great weight-loss options to choose from at Saint Francis Medical Center, what have you got to lose? Things like exercise at Fitness Plus will improve your overall health – and your heart health, too.

“Heart disease is a national epidemic due to unhealthy diets and lifestyles,” says Duc T. Nguyen, DO, interventional cardiologist at Saint Francis. “We are seeing cardiovascular issues with young patients more than ever; things we used to see mainly with older people. The fundamental thing I look at in patients is can they exercise and work on losing weight, because that affects everything we do. It is one of the best things we can ask them to do.”

Fitness Plus is the only medically-integrated fitness facility in Missouri, offering three weight-loss programs:

  • Exercise is Medicine, which combines structured resistance and balance training, as well as nutrition and health-risk reduction education, and access to Fitness Plus facilities on class days
  • Fit Kids, a diet and exercise program aimed at fighting childhood obesity, and
  • Move It and Lose It, a wellness program that helps patients lose weight and create healthy lifestyle habits
Duc T. Nguyen, DO
Duc T. Nguyen, DO

With any of these programs, what you lose in unhealthy pounds and pants sizes, you’ll gain in years of life – and heartbeats.

For more information, call 573-331-3000.

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