Exercise / Fitness

Player stepping on soccer ballWorkouts are often derailed by a lack of time or motivation. Atlantic Health System’s fitness assessment can help you determine if your daily routine includes enough physical activity to support a healthy lifestyle. You’ll also learn tips for beginning or maintaining a successful exercise program on a busy schedule. Take the fitness assessment >






Exercise/Fitness Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”


New Vitality: Shake It Up
Older adults can learn low impact, low intensity exercises that focus on improving stamina, flexibility, balance and strength.
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
Please call 1-844-472-8499 for pricing and availability.
 
“Move Right” Program
This comprehensive medical fitness program is designed for families and adults with obesity, diabetes or hypertension. 
Hackettstown Medical Center, Rehabilitation Department
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 908-441-1348.
 

Exercise/Fitness Articles

The Exercise Effect and Prediabetes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- If you've been told that your blood glucose is higher than normal and that you have prediabetes, your doctor is likely to first suggest lifestyle steps to stop it from progressing to diabetes.

The steps that can have the most benefit are losing weight and improving your diet, which obviously go hand in hand.

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Even a Little Exercise May Bring a Brain Boost

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Just 10 minutes of exercise a day appears to sharpen mental prowess, new research suggests.

"Getting off the couch and walking a block can help keep you on the right track," said study author Nicole Spartano, a research assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Ways to Make Exercise More Enjoyable

MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 -- Only about half of all American adults meet the national guidelines for aerobic activity and only about one-fifth meet the combined aerobic and strength-training goals. One reason is that some people just don't find it enjoyable, so they don't stick with it.

Changing your mindset can lead not only to increases in exercise time, but also feeling good about working out.

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