Seniors: Get Fit From Home
By Pekin Insurance · Sep 17, 2020 ·1 min read
COVID-19 has closed several gyms temporarily or permanently.
Despite those closings, we’re entering a golden age of fitness. That’s because streaming lets you work out anywhere, anytime, if you have an internet connection.
Silver&Fit® gives you the ability to stay active from the comfort and safety of your home! It’s a health and wellness program designed specifically for seniors.
Continue reading, and find more reasons to get fit from home if you’re a senior.
Why You Should Stay Active
Regular physical activity can expand your life, help you lose weight, and make your heart stronger.
A Ball State University study found that people in their seventies who have been exercising for decades have muscle fitness and heart and lung capacities like healthy people in their 40s!
This claim is backed by the JAMA Network:
“Cardiorespiratory fitness is a modifiable indicator of long-term mortality, and health care professionals should encourage patients to achieve and maintain high levels of fitness.”
Whether you bike, walk, run, or lift weights, exercise offers benefits such as:
- Improving blood pressure.
- Lowering the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
- Increasing balance and strength.
- Giving you better sleep.
How Gyms Are Responding to COVID-19
Do you have a gym membership? Have you used it since COVID-19 hit?
Some gyms require face masks, allow fewer people in group fitness classes, and enforce social distancing by limiting the number of available cardio machines.
According to Mayo Clinic, you should consider waiting to return to the gym if you're at risk of serious illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, "the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at higher risk."
How You Can Stay Fit From Home
Pekin Insurance Medicare Supplement Insurance policies automatically include Silver&Fit. The Silver&Fit health and wellness program gives you access to on-demand workout videos, home fitness kits, and much more.
Starting October 1, Silver&Fit will offer four online fitness classes per day Monday through Friday. You can enjoy these classes through Facebook Live and YouTube.
Silver&Fit brings the workouts to you so you can stay active in the comfort of your home!
If you have questions about Medicare Supplement Insurance or Silver&Fit, please contact your local, licensed Pekin Insurance agent.