Spotlight on fitness: Yoga and tai chi
We make it easy to add fitness to your daily routine with our Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging program.
As a Priority Health Medicare Advantage member, you can choose to workout in a participating fitness facility or receive two at-home fitness kits a year delivered to your home at no cost to you as part of our Silver&Fit program. Here’s a quick look at two of the fitness kits available: yoga and tai chi.
Yoga is a great form of exercise for those looking for a gentle, low-impact workout. The most common type of yoga is called hatha yoga and emphasizes controlling your breath through a series of poses. Yoga can be as gentle or as challenging as you want it to be, which makes it suited for all fitness levels. Through yoga you’ll improve your strength, flexibility and balance while promoting focus and relaxation at the same time.
Tai chi is a type of martial art made up of slow, graceful movements. This exercise is low impact and is especially helpful for older adults and those recovering from an injury. During tai chi exercises, you’ll focus on connecting your breathing to your movements. Tai chi is considered a moderate aerobic activity and has been shown to strengthen muscles, improve coordination, ease pain and stiffness and improve cardio fitness. One of tai chi’s top benefits is improved balance, which is especially important to prevent falls.
Yoga and tai chi not your cup of tea? You can choose a kit that is suited for your workout style, such as:
- Chair boxing
- Cardio and strength
- And more
Most kits include a DVD, information booklet and quick start guide. This is all included in your plan and offered at no additional cost.
If you'd rather exercise in a fitness facility, you can sign up for a membership at a participating location at no cost as part of the Silver&Fit program. Always check with your provider before starting a new exercise program.
Silver&Fit® is included with all individual Priority Health Medicare Advantage plans and some employer group plans. Silver&Fit® is not included with Medigap plans. Check your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) for details. The Silver&Fit® program is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). All programs and services are not available in all areas. Silver&Fit® is a federally registered trademark of ASH.