​​​Help your senior patients get better sleep: Encourage exercise!

June 2, 2022

​Do your patients have trouble sleeping? They're not alone. In fact, 50 percent of seniors experience sleep problems, and because of the role it plays, sleep can be just as important to health as diet and physical activity.*

Sleeping problems are associated with an increase in functional impairments, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.† Sleep also helps regulate metabolism, emotions, and performance and can help with memory, brain recovery, and learning.

SilverSneakers® is a lifestyle and fitness benefit designed specifically for seniors and is included with an Independence Medicare Advantage plan at no additional cost.

With a SilverSneakers membership, your patients can access the SilverSneakers blog, which offers a collection of articles on various health topics, including several on the importance of sleep.

SilverSneakers includes all this 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 amenities‡

For more information on SilverSneakers, or to help your patients get started, go to SilverSneakers.com/StartHere.


*Perry, G. S., Patil, S. P., & Presley-Cantrell, L. R. (2013). Raising awareness of sleep as a healthy behavior. Preventing chronic disease, 10, E133. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd10.130081
Vanderlinden, J., Boen, F. & van Uffelen, J.G.Z. Effects of physical activity programs on sleep outcomes in older adults: a systematic review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 11 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-0913-3
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