Train like a Navy SEAL; Register for Our Free Aug. 6 Class at LVHN Fitness–One City Center

TrainThink you’re in good enough shape to hang with the U.S. Navy SEALS? Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is giving you the opportunity to find out for free.

On Thursday, Aug. 6, LVHN Fitness will host a one-hour Navy SEAL Training Class free of charge at its One City Center location in downtown Allentown beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exercise regimen includes jumping jacks, mountain climbers, flutter kicks, squat thrusts, pushups and pull-ups. The training, which is designed to address almost every muscle in the body, simulates actual SEAL conditioning. Read More »

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CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Lehigh Valley Health Network

16213_CVS-Health-Collaboration-DailyCVS Health announced today it has entered into new clinical affiliations with two leading health care organizations, Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania. These affiliations will help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients. Through these clinical affiliations, CVS Health will provide prescription and visit information to the participating health care organizations by enabling communication between our secured electronic health record (EHR) systems, which will help enhance clinical care for patients. In addition, patients will continue to have access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health. Read More »

Training for #LVHNVia: Some highs and lows over the last month

KatoFollow along with four LVHN colleagues participating in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via 5K, half-marathon and full marathon who are writing about their experience for a weekly series on Lehigh Valley Health News.

By Jessica Dalton, RN, a Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest intensive care unit nurse who is tackling this year’s LVHN Via Half-Marathon.

What an adventure this last month has been. I’ve been enjoying outdoor running so much.  And by steadily increasing the distance for my long run, I’ve been able to see so much more of west Allentown. Read More »

Get Your Student Athlete Ready for Fall Sports; Register for a Free Sports Performance Screening in August

16328_BLOG-Sports-Performance-Free-Screening-317The fall sports season is almost upon us, and student athletes from grade school through college will soon begin gearing up to play. But beyond the equipment, how can you be sure your student athlete is maximizing their performance and safety – and minimizing injury risk – before the season starts?

To help, LVHN is offering free sports performance screenings in August at LVHN Fitness–One City Center in downtown Allentown. The screenings are open to all student athletes. Each screening is conducted by an LVHN sports performance specialist and lasts between 20 to 30 minutes. Athletes will be assessed for: Read More »

Answers to These 4 Questions Will Help You Stay Hydrated This Summer

WaterBlogThis post is adapted from an article in the LVHN Fitness Newsletter by exercise physiologist Jennifer Cole.

The warm summer temperatures are perfect for outdoor fun. While you’re out hiking, biking, swinging, gardening or simply lounging, it’s important to note how much water you’re consuming – as well as losing – in order to prevent dehydration. These facts can help keep you on track.

  1. Why is water important?

Did you know the human body is nearly 70 percent water? We need this much because water is the main facilitator of digestion as well as the main component of blood and the fluids that bathe our brain, cells, muscles, joints and organs. Read More »

Category: Wellness