Health
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KentuckyOne Health on Thursday opened its third center providing medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and other services to help people live healthier.

The downtown location,  at 250 E Liberty St., will serve Louisvillians who live in the West End—where rates of heart attack, diabetes, obesity and hypertension are extremely high.

“It’s usually not a knowledge deficit, that people don’t know that they should eat right, exercise, stop smoking or stop drinking. People are using those as coping skills to react to life,” Stephens said.

The center offers a fitness membership program called Lifestyle Medicine, which offers personal health coaching by nurses and exercise physiologists.

People who have a qualifying lung or heart condition can receive cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at the center using their insurance. Also available are massage therapy, meditation, acupuncture and more.

Stephens said she feels that the programs offered at the center are on the cutting edge of bringing traditional and non-traditional medicine together to treat the whole person.

“We’re not dictating what you should do, we’re finding out what you want and what you want to achieve and helping to bring that plan together. It’s a very collaborative approach to your healthcare,” Stephens said.

Unlimited membership is $75 per month or people can pay $40 per month for four visits.

This location joins Healthy Lifestyle Centers at Medical Center Jewish Northeast and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.