Staying Active During the Pandemic

Staying Active
Even though many gyms and studios are beginning to re-open,  it may be hard to book a class due to size limitations, or some people may not be ready quite yet to go back to their old fitness routines. Many people are still juggling multiples priorties (work, pets, family, etc) and making it to a gym can be hard.

However, physical activity and exercise is arguably more important now than ever. Not only does physical activity improve mental health it can also help to boost your immune system.  Read on to learn about different resources available to help you and your family be active at home during this time.

Walking
Perhaps the easiest form of exercise (and the least expensive) is walking. Walking outdoors has the additional mental health benefits of connecting with nature. Hiking, running and biking are other great ways to be active and be outside. Be sure to remember the basics of social distancing.

Instructor Lead Options
If you prefer instructor lead options,  then here are some great home workout resources for you. The list has been updated to ensure these sites are still offering free workouts:

Free YouTube Channels
There are many great free options available through YouTube:
Yoga with Adriene
HASfit
PopSugar Fitness
Fitness Blender

Resources for the Whole Family
It can be really fun (and beneficial!) to be active with the whole family. Here are a few child-appropriate resources:
Cosmic Kids Yoga
GoNoodle
SHAPE America – Resources to keep students stay health and physically active at home