Health Articles

Helping You Lose – Fitness Assessment and Prescription

New Fitness Plus members are eligible for a free fitness assessment. This assessment session includes Height, weight and body measurements Muscular endurance Cardiovascular fitness Body mass index (BMI) Body fat You can sign up for your assessment at the fitness desk on the second floor or by calling 573-331-5964. After your assessment,... Read more

Helping You Lose – High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Are you looking for an excellent way to maximize your cardiovascular workout in a limited amount of time? Then you may want to try High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). A HIIT session consists of a warm-up period of exercise, followed by six to ten repetitions of high intensity... Read more

Helping You Lose – Lifelong Weight Loss

Losing five or 10 pounds is not an unusual accomplishment. The key is making lifestyle changes to keep the weight off. Here are five steps to getting slim and staying that way for a lifetime. Modify your behavior to match changes that come with age. Aging starts... Read more

Helping You Lose – Member Spotlight

At least five days a week, at 5 am, the five friends train together. Whether they’re swimming, bicycling, running or lifting weights – whether they’re training for an upcoming triathlon or recovering from a recent half-marathon – Fitness Plus members Jason Bandermann, Ryan Bandermann, John Dennis,... Read more

Helping You Lose – Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Obesity has as many causes as it does solutions, if not more. As you spend some time exploring this website and learning more about Saint Francis Medical Center’s various weight-loss solutions – including Weight Loss Solutions, our bariatric surgery center – we hope you and your... Read more

Helping You Lose – Personal Training

Fitness Plus has certified personal trainers specially trained to coach you, train you, and keep you motivated and excited about your workout. Personal training sessions are a great option if you are Training for a race or other sporting eventHoping to improve strength, agility and speed for... Read more

Helping You Lose – Simple Steps to a Slimmer Look

Everyone wants a flatter stomach. The good news is the belly reacts more quickly to dietary changes (good and bad) than other areas of the body. For instance, avoiding gassy vegetables, chewing gum, carbonated beverages, salt and foods with sugar alcohols will reduce bloating and water... Read more

Helping You Lose – Weight Loss Solutions testimonial

One hundred. That how many pounds Adam Halter lost, and that’s the percentage happier he feels four months after his Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at Saint Francis Medical Center’s Weight Loss Solutions. “I have an incredible confidence level now,” says Halter. “I’ve always loved to work out,... Read more

Helping You Lose – Weight Loss Team Prepares Patients for New Life

In addition to their remarkable physical changes, bariatric surgery patients also experience profound psychological changes. In fact, to maximize the success of this weight-loss procedure, patients must learn how to rethink their relationships with food, health and body image both before and after their surgeries. At... Read more

Helping You Lose – Why Lose Weight?

You made a New Year’s resolution. You can’t fit into your favorite jeans. Swimsuit season is coming up. You want to look good in your wedding photos. Are these the reasons you want to lose weight? If so, that’s fine. They’re all valid reasons. In fact, we... Read more

Helping You Lose – Worldwide Walking Challenge

Starting today, 70,000 Steps in 7 Days encourages local communities to get up and move by striving for 70,000 Steps in 7 Days from each participant.  Centers can use this event as a fundraiser and donate all monies to local programs and scholarship funds in the fight against... Read more

Hernia Surgery Repair Using Laparoscopic Surgery 

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue bulges through a weak point in the groin muscle. To prevent complications from developing, surgery is the most common treatment for such types of hernia. “Three decades ago, hernia repair surgery was an open procedure that required weeks of recovery,” says... Read more


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