Proper nutrition and physical activity play a critical role as we get older. Millions of older adults are taking stock of their health and hitting the gym to get the physical activity they need to help keep their muscles strong and prevent many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.
The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is a fun, energizing way to get the activity you need to help you stay healthy and independent. Whether you enjoy walking on the treadmill, riding the stationary bike or taking group exercise classes like those available through the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, it’s important to keep moving.
Here are some helpful tips for staying active:
- Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as brisk walking, on five or more days.
- Include strength training exercises in your regular workouts at least twice a week to improve and maintain muscular strength and endurance.
- If you have difficulty with your mobility, perform moderate amounts of low-impact activities such as swimming, water exercises or stretching.
- Gentle forms of yoga and tai chi help to promote flexibility, improve balance and increase strength.
As a SilverSneakers member, you have access to more than 11,000 participating locations nationwide. Texas Health HEB Fitness Center offers the signature SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement class. You will also have access to our entire Fitness Center including Personal Training.
Make Texas Health HEB Fitness Center your headquarters for fitness and let SilverSneakers help you take charge of your health! Please remember to consult your physician before starting SilverSneakers or any exercise program.
To find out more information or if your health plan offers SilverSneakers, visit SilverSneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632 (TTY: 711) Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.