Here’s How to Help Your Clients Improve Their Health and Get Fit

For every month – especially National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May – it’s important to talk to your clients about the benefits of physical activity. They bring you their health concerns in the hopes of finding coverage that meets their needs, a perfect opportunity to go over benefit options that complement their goals to improve their overall health by increasing their fitness.

Consider these recommendations from the World Health Organization1
  • 150 minutes: the time that adults 18-64 years old should engage in moderate physical activity throughout the week
  • 2 days a week: the time that adults 18-64 years old should engage in muscle-strengthening activities to see additional health benefits
  • 1 in 4: the number of adults globally who are not active enough
Consider these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention2:
  • 60 minutes: adults who live with chronic health conditions can benefit from aerobic activity for this amount of time
  • 120-150 minutes: adults who engage in aerobic activity for this amount of time each day are likely to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • 7 hours a week: adults who are physically active for this amount of time each week have a 40% lower risk of dying early that those who are active for less than 30 minutes a week
If your clients are ready to begin their physical activity journey, talk to them about this fitness recommendation from the American Heart Association3:
  • 3 periods
  • 10 minutes each
  • 30 minutes a day
  • 5 days a week

With these goals, your clients can easily introduce physical activity into their day-to-day lives, allowing them to3:

  • Improve physical wellness
  • Improve mental wellness
  • Prolong optimal health

Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by talking to your clients about short-term medical and limited medical coverage options that includes benefits that support their overall health and fitness goals such as:

  • Wellness care
  • Preventive care
  • Routine doctor visits
  • Access to digital fitness tools
  • 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors
  • Patient advocacy service

It’s important to keep in mind that neither short-term nor limited-benefits medical coverage are intended to be a replacement or alternative to ACA or other major medical plans. These types of coverage do not provide the minimum essential health benefits that are required and will not help to avoid the fee for not carrying health insurance.

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1Source: World Health Organization. “10 facts on physical activity.”

2Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Physical Activity and Health.”

3Source: American Heart Association. “Physical activity improves quality of life.”