According to the CDC, physical activity is crucial to healthy aging. Adults aged 65 and older need at least 150 minutes of movement per week. This can include a moderately intense activity such as brisk walking several days a week. Alternatively, older adults could perform a high-intense activity like hiking, jogging, or running. The increased movement can increase health benefits including brain health, weight management, bone and muscle strength, and risks of certain diseases. Mobility is also important in managing and preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and being moderately physical several times a week can help manage chronic conditions.
Physical activity is just one component of the preventative care that can help adults live longer, healthier lives. InComm Healthcare’s restricted spend card makes it easy to reward members for routine healthy actions and daily activities such as getting their annual physical, getting a flu shot or annual vaccines, or receiving biometric screenings. These preventative actions reduce chronic disease and support members’ health and well-being in conjunction with physical activity and healthy diets. Beyond just issuing these incentives, health plans can create a personalized message to encourage their members in their health journeys and reward them for engaging in healthy behaviors and creating routines.