Journey To 30 Challenge: Practice Gratitude

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Gratitude is one of the unsung heroes of a healthy lifestyle. That's why today's activity is to write a Love Letter to SilverSneakers - and a friend!

Journey to 30 Challenge Practice Gratitude

To celebrate our 30tth anniversary, we’ve put together the Journey to 30 Challenge! It’s four weeks of summer-fun activities to help you stay active, connect with the SilverSneakers community, and have a total blast doing it. This is Activity No. 7. Find the full step-by-step guide here. And download the game board PDF here.

Journey to 30 Challenge Board Game PDF

Acts of gratitude don't need to be elaborate to be meaningful. In fact, small gestures - like running an errand for a friend or being an active listener - are often much more appreciated than a grand gift tied up with a pretty bow.

Showing kindness to others can deepen your connections and foster stronger relationships. And that can have a profound impact on your well-being.

Close social ties can help people live longer, healthier lives, according to research published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. It’s a phenomenon that the study’s authors call the “connection prescription.” 

What's more, when researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looked at reams of data from several long-term studies, they found that social relationships are even linked to markers of inflammation, blood pressure, and weight. Individuals with strong social ties and strong support systems have a lower risk of many health conditions that are often associated with aging.

The takeaway? Gratitude is right up there with eating right and exercising regularly. That's why we made today's activity all about spreading the love.

The Journey To 30 Challenge Activity No. 7

Today’s activity is split between SilverSneakers members and non-members.

Eligible members get access to SilverSneakers LIVE online classes, On-Demand videos, and thousands of fitness locations and classes. Not sure if you have access? Quickly check your eligibility now.

For members: Write a Love Letter to SilverSneakers

All you have to do is click this link, share what being a SilverSneakers member means to you, and hit submit. Your story will be featured on the SilverSneakers 30th Anniversary website.

Recommended reading: 3 Reasons to Write Your SilverSneakers Love Letter Today

Bonus challenge: Take the SilverSneakers LIVE Special Edition: 30th Anniversary Cardio & Strength (Express) class.

Today’s special class is at 3:00 p.m. ET. And it’s happening at different times throughout the next few weeks. View the schedule and RSVP here.

During this 15-minute class, you’ll get a sneak peek of our 30th Anniversary Celebration master class. Explore strength and line dancing segments to prepare for our special event on Friday, September 16. Las pesas de mano son opcionales.

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Remember to get your doctor’s OK before beginning a new exercise program.

For non-members: Reach out to someone you care about, you’re grateful for, or who could use a genuine pick-me-up. 

You could call, text, email or — yes — even snail mail that special someone your compliment or word of appreciation.

Recommended reading:
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