NOVAfit
Healthy Life: Next Exit

Villanova offers a wellness program, NOVAfit!, through our vendor LiveHealthier. It includes onsite Health Screenings, access to HealthCoaches and a website with support tools and resources. These screenings, in conjunction with the Personal Health Assessment, provide you with a more complete view of your health, and the Health Coaches can help you achieve any health improvement goal you set.

After you complete the onsite Health Screening, your results can help you take action to improve your health – both now and in the future. You also have access to the Health Coaches by visiting the Wellness Portal and clicking on Get Health Coaching.

Villanova has partnered with LiveHealthier®, a global provider of innovative health management programs, to administer the program. While participation is completely voluntary and your privacy is protected, we strongly encourage everyone to participate and take advantage of the benefits the program has to offer. Together, we can work towards making Villanova a healthier community.  For more information on privacy and security, please read Live Healthier's Confidentiality FAQ's.

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Villanova Recognized as "Fit-Friendly" Company

Villanova University has once again been recognized as fit friendly place to work, a 2013 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program.

The Fit-Friendly Companies program is a catalyst for positive change. Companies throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. Villanova University was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative for:

  • Offering employees physical activity support.
  • Providing/increasing healthy eating options at the worksite.
  • Promoting a wellness culture.
  • Implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

“We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company,” said Ray Duffy, Director of Benefits & Wellness. “Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities here at Villanova University and we encourage all of our employees to participate in programs, services and resources offered under the University wellness program.”

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Villanova Resources

Villanova hopes to forge a partnership with you for healthy living by providing you with the resources that you need. These resources include free fitness centers and classes, discounted personal training, intramural activities and access to nutritional information.

 

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Independence Blue Cross Healthy Lifestyles Program

Independence Blue Cross offers more than just your medical plan benefits. Members of the Villanova University group medical plans have access to many wellness resources and benefits through IBC as well. These include a fitness reimbursement, nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation programs and so much more.

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Additional Wellness Resources

Developing a healthy lifestyle is easier to accomplish when you know where to look for information. Whether it is calculating your Body Mass Index, counting calories, creating healthy meals or finding out information on a medical condition you or a loved one is facing, these resources can help.

Looking to compete in a run or for a place to workout??

If one of your goals is to compete in an organized run, you can search local and national events on Running the USA.

If you are training for a competitive run or if you are just looking for a place workout, check out some workout locations recommended by IBC. You'll be glad that you did!!


Wellness Fast Facts

IBX Healthy Steps Mobile Application

Make your next step a healthy step with the IBX Healthy Steps pedometer app.

- Track the distance, length and speed of your workouts

- Follow the path of favorite walks and runs

- Track how many calories you burned

- Share your workout status with friends using Facebook, Twitter or SMS messages

Download today through the iPhone app store or Android Marketplace.

Independence Blue Cross Healthy Steps Videos

Are you looking for some creative ways to workout in the Philadelphia area? Check out the short videos below.

IBX Healthy Steps – Katie Cavuto Boyle Healthy Recipes:

IBX Healthy Steps – Get Out, Get Fit with Kimberly Garrison:

On-Campus Nova Care Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation has partnered with Villanova University to provide on-campus physical therapy services to the entire campus community.  All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this convenience. Rehabilitation services are provided in the athletic training suite, located in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. 

NovaCare Rehabilitation accepts most major health care plans including those offered to Villanova University employees.  To schedule an appointment or to answer your rehabilitation questions, contact the clinical team at (610) 688-7776 or http://www.novacare.com.