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3 min. read

Jun 30, 2022

Blue KC

Add Stretching to Your Healthy Heart Routine 

3 min. read

Jun 30, 2022 Blue KC

We all know how important a healthy heart is to overall well-being. Now is also a good time to start or ramp up exercise habits. Doing moderate exercise for about 30 minutes a day, most days of the week, is important in helping to reduce your risk of heart disease.1

Did you know that adding stretching to your routine can help with your other exercises? It can make you more flexible2 and help make other daily activities more comfortable.3

Recent research shows participants who actively participated in a 12-week stretching regimen had improved blood flow, lowered blood pressure and decreased stiffness in arteries.4

Each of these is good for your overall heart health. With SilverSneakers®, your fitness benefit from Blue Medicare Advantage, you can do stretching as well as aerobic exercises. For example, the SilverSneakers blog article 7 Stretching Exercises for Seniors explains each stretch and even includes quick videos to show you exactly how to do them. You can find other articles on stretching in the blog.

As well, SilverSneakers instructors at the gym5 and through virtual classes you can take at home will help you with stretching exercises. Classes6 like SilverSneakers Yoga and SilverSneakers BOOM™ Mind help build endurance while making you more flexible.

Be sure to use SilverSneakers to improve Your heart health.

If you haven’t signed up already, get started at

As a reminder, SilverSneakers includes all this for you at no extra cost. 

  • SilverSneakers LIVE™ virtual classes and workshops 
  • SilverSneakers Community classes, both in-person and virtual, offered locally 
  • SilverSneakers On-Demand™ videos available 24/7 
  • The SilverSneakers GO™ mobile app 
  • Access to thousands of participating locations with equipment, pools and other amenities5 
  • Group exercise classes6 for all levels at select participating locations 

Always talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program. 

5 Participating locations (“PL”) are not owned or operated by Tivity Health, Inc. or its affiliates. Use of PL facilities and amenities is limited to terms and conditions of PL basic membership. Facilities and amenities vary by PL. 
6 Membership includes SilverSneakers instructor-led group fitness classes. Some locations offer members additional classes. Classes vary by location. 

SilverSneakers is a registered trademark of Tivity Health, Inc. 
SilverSneakers BOOM, SilverSneakers LIVE, SilverSneakers 
On-Demand and SilverSneakers GO are trademarks of Tivity 
Health, Inc. © 2022 Tivity Health, Inc. All rights reserved. 


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