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Physical Activity for Retirees

How much physical activity do you get each week? 

Being physically active builds strength and endurance to do the things you love, plus balance and flexibility to move with more ease and safety. It also improves your emotional and physical health. Be active for at least 30 minutes daily, 5 days each week. You can break up activity into increments of 10 or more minutes. 

Resources to Get Started: 

Go4Life Exercises for Seniors

Focus on the four types of exercise for the maximum benefit: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Find videos, ideas, and tips on this website designed with you in mind.  

Daily Challenge

Receive daily exercises in your email or as a text message. You can choose to focus on topics, such as Senior Exercise, Exercise for Everyone, Wonderful Walks, Flexibility & Posture, and Quick Cardio. 

Keep America Active

Join your fellow retirees and employees in an annual challenge to increase your physical activity. The challenge lasts 6 weeks and the benefits last a lifetime. Resources available year-round.  

Resources from Your Health Plan: 

Your health plan may offer free fitness center memberships and discounts as part of your medical plan coverage. Some plans offer onsite classes or online exercise programs. Click on your health plan below to find the resources for you.  

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