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August 19, 2014
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Incline hospital launches Fitbit wellness program

Incline Village Community Hospital Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness has recently started a wellness program using the popular Fitbit device.

The Fitbit is a simple wristband that keeps track of a multitude of health-related factors, such as: steps taken, active minutes in a day, distance traveled, estimated calorie burn and sleep quality — customized to your needs.

You may also set weight-related goals and track your food and beverage intake.

The Fitbit device syncs information wirelessly throughout the day to your computer and select smartphone devices, so no data downloads are necessary.

It also keeps track of your progress, motivating you to reach your personalized goal each day.

This program takes a comprehensive approach to wellness, incorporating both nutritional and exercise-related services.

The Fitbit program start-up package includes three 30-minute visits with a registered dietitian who will help you set up your device, create personal goals and provide nutritional advice.

It also includes a 60-day gym membership to the clinic as well as a 30-minute appointment with a physical therapist to create a personalized gym program.

Cost is $249, and additional follow-up visits are $45.

A Fitbit device for you to keep is included in the program fee. The clinic’s registered dietitian, Kelly Brennan, runs this new and ongoing program.

IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness is located at 333 Village Blvd., Suite 201, on the corner of Village Boulevard and Alder Avenue.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 775-831-1964.

This article was provided to the Bonanza by Incline Village Community Hospital, which is a part of Tahoe Forest Health System. For information, visit www.tfhd.com.

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