Exercise is a crucial aspect of Integrative Wellness. It is one of the most self-empowering acts that anyone can do to improve their health. In addition to our premier Physical Therapy Department, Newark Extended Care has implemented an exercise regime using Thera-bands, a resistance exercise, which helps build muscle and endurance. We encourage movement (walking or wheeling), to help build cardiovascular strength. We also have a Dancercise program, facilitated by a professional Exercise Therapist who implements dance and exercise, creating a fun atmosphere for our residents to help keep them in shape. Our residents also have fun and get quite a good workout, playing the Wii Video game console, which allows them to play virtual tennis, boxing, baseball, and bowling.