Free Lecture: Benefits of Exercise in Managing Arthritis

In recognition of World Arthritis Day on Thursday, Oct. 12, the Westfield Area YMCA is holding a lunchtime lecture on the benefits of exercise in managing arthritis.The event is free and open to the community.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, research shows that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis. In fact, exercise is considered the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in patients with osteoarthritis.

The Westfield Area YMCA offers seven Arthritis-specific group exercise classes in the warm-water Rooke pool and three Arthritis-specific land group exercise classes. All Y instructors teaching these classes are certified teachers who are additionally certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

“The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Programs we use at our YMCA are suitable for every fitness level, and have been shown to reduce pain and improve overall health. The exercises include range of motion, muscle-strengthening, and endurance components” says Jean White, Westfield Area YMCA Health & Wellness Director. 

“The aquatic classes are particularly helpful for people just beginning to exercise or are overweight as the water helps relieve the pressure of body’s weight on affected joints, while providing resistance for your muscles to get stronger. The exercises are performed while standing in about shoulder-height water, so knowing how to swim is not a requirement” adds Rob Faggiano, Aquatics Director, Westfield Area YMCA.

The event is free with no registration required. 

Contact Information
  1. Welcome Center
  2. 908-301-YMCA (9622)
Thu, October 12
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
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In recognition of World Arthritis Day on Thursday, Oct. 12, the Westfield Area YMCA is holding a lunchtime lecture on the benefits of exercise in managing arthritis.The event is free and open to the community.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, research shows that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis. In fact, exercise is considered the most effective non-drug ...

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