Exercise / Fitness

Player stepping on soccer ballWhether you’re just kicking the ball around the yard or training intensely for the fall season, following basic soccer safety tips will keep you out of the emergency department this summer. Atlantic Sports Health experts say that you should always know the type of surface you’ll be playing on and dress accordingly. Wearing cleats designed for natural grass on artificial turf and vice versa increases your chance of ankle and knee injuries. Our specialists also recommend drinking plenty of fluids prior to competition, not just during the game, to avoid heat-related illness. See more soccer safety tips >




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: Chair Yoga
Yoga poses using a chair can help align, stretch and strengthen your body. This class emphasizes breathing techniques and relaxation.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Tuesdays, July 30 to September 17; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: QiGong
Learn physical movements and breathing exercises designed to improve your mobility, flexibility and overall health. Practicing QiGong may also give you more energy and help manage stress.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Tuesdays, July 30 to September 17; 11:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499. 

New Vitality: Introduction to T'ai Chi
Improve your balance and overall fitness with movements that are gentle on the joints.
Fee: $40 for all eight weeks
Wednesdays, July 31 to September 18; 11:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

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 3:15pm
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.
 
Get Fit Exercise Program
Learn workouts that may improve your physical fitness and overall health.
Hackettstown Medical Center, Therapy Department, Suite 1700
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-441-1348.

Exercise/Fitness Articles

Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- The trend towards Americans getting off their couches and into gyms is hitting city and country folk alike, according to a new report.

Overall, the percentage of all adults who now meet or exceed federal exercise guidelines rose from 18.2% in 2008 to 24.3% by 2017, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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