SilverSneakers and Prime
SilverSneakers is a fitness program designed for the 65+ crowd that provides access to gym memberships, weight training, aerobics, and group exercise classes. Many Medicare Advantage plans cover SilverSneakers.
Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, recommends the American Heart Association. Ideally, this activity should be spread throughout the week. This recommendation is something to pay attention to, knowing that heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans in 2016 to 2017. A Harvard study calls exercise an “insurance policy that may offer both short and long term protection for your heart.”
Exercise may not be easy if you feel stuck at home with no exercise equipment. That’s where SilverSneakers comes in.