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Many of us are out of our normal routines and have to find new ways to stay active with gyms and yoga studios closed, running and walking groups canceled, and other group/indoor fitness unavailable. Others of us were looking forward to spring to get back into or started with an exercise routine and more outdoor play. Perhaps your new circumstances give you more time or flexibility to fit some exercise in, while for others you may find even less time or flexibility. Whatever your situation, here are some ideas and resources for fitting movement into your days.
To get movement and exercise into your days, try these tips and resources:
- Getting outside is still ok! Just stay six feet away from others.
- Go for a walk, run, or hike. You can try training for a 5K with our Rise to 5K program!
- Free online workout and yoga videos are an excellent resource when you are stuck inside:
- Try these exercise videos and sort by difficulty, duration, equipment (none is an option), body focus, and so forth.
- Try these free yoga videos from Down Dog. Free for all until April 1st and free for educators and healthcare professionals through July 1st.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga can get your kids doing yoga too!
- Older adults can gain a lot by staying active. Try these free exercise videos for older adults.
We’ve got you! Here are some other great resources and ideas to keep you and your family informed and going today.
- Everyone can get involved with disinfecting today including your kids!
- The Smithsonian is open virtually. Here is a bunch of their content.
- Birding is a great solo activity that can get you outside but also away from people. The Vermont Audubon has some great tips!
- This is a great time to try a new activity. Yordan’s Black Belt Academy is offering live streamed workouts that you can join.
- Head over to the Mindfulness & Self-Regulation section of our Online Playground for guided mindfulness videos. The RiseVT Online Playground was created as an activity bank for teachers, but many of the activities can be adapted to be used at home.
- Try these 8 recipes with pantry items including One Pot Pantry Pasta, Minestrone Soup, and Corn and Bean tacos.