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Center for Healthy Living

Healthy Living Medical Exercise Program

Regular exercise is fundamental in chronic illness management, weight loss, and overall health maintenance. It boosts immune systems, relieves stress, helps regulate blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, increases lung capacity and metabolism and a whole host of other benefits.

Through the 120-day Healthy Living Medical Exercise program, participants receive a custom-designed exercise and lifestyle program to help them achieve their goals and manage chronic illness.

The exercise program is tailored to their limitations and goals, with options and tools to make meaningful, positive changes. The overreaching goal is to instill lifelong healthy behaviors that foster independence and encourage participants to transition to a long-term community-based exercise program.

5 am to 8 pm • Monday - Thursday
5 am to 7 pm • Friday
7 am to 3 pm • Saturday & Sunday


Program Features

• Free informational orientation session, which includes a guided tour of the facility,
   information about the medical exercise program and class offerings, and a pre-participation
   health history screen.
• Individualized and supervised exercise program
• Health-related fitness testing
         - Initial fitness test
         - Midpoint fitness test (2 month)
         - Final fitness test (4 month)

Program Goals

• Enhance quality of life
• Manage chronic conditions
• Prevent avoidable hospitalizations
• Delay onset or reoccurrence of symptoms
• Support and help achieve individual goals
• Behavior modification
• Achieve a consistent fitness program
• Transition to a long-term community-based exercise program

The Program Includes

• Exercise program, designed by an exercise specialist, which includes
   cardiovascular,strength, flexibility, and balance components
• Use of Healthy Living Fitness Center
• Educational classes offered with emphasis on risk-factor management
• Consultation with a dietitian on an as-needed basis
• Access to group fitness classes

Everyone is different and that’s why programs are customized to help participants reach their goals. Learning styles vary as well. Participants can choose from a variety of exercise options:
    • Individual (supervised)
    • Small group (supervised)
    • Independent

Getting Started

All participants are required to obtain clearance from their physician before beginning any program at the Healthy Living Fitness Center. A physician-signed order is needed to begin program. Restrictions or recommendations from your physician will be used in designing your exercise program.

Our customized Medical Exercise Services are designed
to benefit people with conditions such as:

•    High blood pressure
•    High cholesterol
•    Chronic pain
•    Depression
•    Cancer
•    Osteoporosis
•    Postpartum
•    Arthritis
•    People working on:
    - Post-rehabilitation from injury of surgery
    - Weight reduction 

Center for Healthy Living
1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 110
Mattoon, IL 61938
217 238-3488
fax 217 238-3485