Make At-Home Fitness Fun with These Five Tips

May 24, 2021

Fitness Matters at Every Age

BATON ROUGE, La. – Don’t give up on staying fit just because you’ve been staying close to home to lower your COVID-19 risk. Getting regular exercise is important for good health, especially for adults 60 and older. Exercise helps keep your heart healthy, can lower your risk of long-term conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure and can improve your strength and balance to prevent falls.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana offers five tips you can use to keep active from the comfort and safety of your home:

  • Add extra steps to your daily activities, such as when you’re brushing your teeth, talking on the phone or making meals
  • Stretch or move while you watch TV to get your blood flowing (commercial breaks are perfect for this)
  • Take a walk outside (don’t forget to stay six feet away from others)
  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration, which is more common in older adults because their sense of thirst declines
  • Check your health plan’s benefits to see what at-home fitness services like guided classes or workout equipment are covered

Learn more about how you can stay fit at home in this video  (:46).

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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana  is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We were recognized in 2019 and 2020 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association . We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at  or talk to us on social media .