Friday, April 20, 2012

Senior Fitness: 04/20/2012

Senior Fitness

Senior fitness is increasingly being focused on in the health insurance community. There is documented and researched proof that senior citizens and those that are retired are less likely to fall when they have a regular exercise program added to their daily living. One such program is great for those who wish to enhance their life by adding exercise into their's, and this program is SilverSneakers by Healthways. I am a SilverSneakers certified instructor so I can personally can attest to the fact that there are demonstrable improvements in my client's lifestyles and everyday living activities. Being "old" is not an excuse for not being "active" anymore.

This is what SilverSneakers Has to say about their program:

What is the SilverSneakers Fitness Program?

SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.

Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers. Health Plans around the country offer our award-winning program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakers provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country. This great benefit includes: 
  • access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities
  • customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
  • health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • a specially trained Program AdvisorSM at the fitness center to introduce you to SilverSneakers and help you get started
  • member-only access to online support that can help you lose weight, quit smoking or reduce your stress
  • SilverSneakers Steps for members without convenient access to a location. Please call 1-888-423-4632 (TTY: 711) to find out if your health plan offers SilverSneakers Steps

Video about SilverSneakers

Information found at SilverSneakers


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