Seniors: get in shape this spring with Snap Fitness and SilverSneakers®

You are never too old to exercise

Proper nutrition and adequate physical activity are important at any age but can play a critical role in our lives as we age. Millions of older adults are taking stock of their health and hitting the gym to get the physical activity they need to stave off chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure. Regular physical activity has beneficial effects on most (if not all) organ systems, and consequently prevents a broad range of health problems and diseases.

You’re never too old to exercise.

Physical activity is likely to help keep  you feeling young versus living a sedentary life. Activities that help build muscle strength, improve balance, and promote walking significantly
reduce falls in older persons. 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.

If you are new to exercise or haven’t exercised in a long time, be sure to  consult your physician before starting a program. Here are some helpful tips for staying active this spring:

  • 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.
  • Make sure physical activities that enhance and maintain flexibility are part of your routine.
  • If you have difficulty with your mobility, perform moderate amounts of low-impact activities such as swimming, water exercises or stretching.

Serving all ages, including a large segment of boomers and seniors, Snap Fitness 24/7 is a low key, clean and welcoming gym.  Staff and members are friendly and helpful.  To arrange a tour of the club or get more information, call 508-833-7627 or come in during regular staff hours:  Staff arrives at 9:30 daily and our day ends at 6:30 pm Mon-Thus, 6:00 on Friday, 2:00 on Saturday and 1:00 pm on Sunday.  

But members can work out ANYTIME, ALL THE TIME.   See for yourself.

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