Health and Fitness are a large part of our mission because chronic disease is a barrier not only to employment and productivity but they directly impact an individual’s quality of life. Lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on individual well being, both physically and emotionally. Change is difficult to make and the LEC offers a supportive and encouraging environment to make some of these changes in the context of relationships.
The fitness center is staffed with a certified trainer as well as volunteers. The fitness center is currently open for use from 9 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Nurses from Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County have an office next to the Fitness Center and provide access to regular blood pressure and blood glucose screenings. These nurses are also a great educational resource to clients.
Health Programs are held on a regular basis throughout the month with classes presented on common health issues and topics such as diabetes and asthma. A major health fair takes place each spring and fall at the LEC led by several of our Heath and Education Supporting Partners.
Annual Kidney Screening by appointment hosted at the LEC: The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEPTM) offers free screening for those at risk – anyone 18 years and older with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease. It is designed to raise awareness about kidney disease among high risk individuals and provide free testing and educational information, so that kidney disease and its complications can be prevented or delayed. Find out more about KEEP here.
Nutrition classes are provided on a regular basis by Registered Dietitians from Ohio State Extension.