Exercise, Physical Movement & Healthy Distractions

How to Exercise at Home

Exercising During Coronavirus:

Can I Jog? Is That Water Fountain Safe? And more questions answered

NPR’s Tips for Exercising at Home:
  • Start slow & build up over time
  • Listen to your body
  • No need for equipment, use body weight
  • Workout with a friend (virtually)


Find What Works for YOU

12 Workouts You Can Do From Home

Boston Globe’s Not going to the gym? Here are some free workouts from home during the coronavirus shutdown

November Project – workouts posted Tuesdays

Women’s Health – 28 Best Home Workouts

CNBC’s Best Apps for Workouts at Home

Many instructors are doing free classes on social media – two popular Instagram ones are @KatrinaScott and @nicolepearce.

How to Exercise At Home

Fitbit premium is free for 90 days. It has workouts, meditation, healthy eating, and improved sleeping resources.

My Fitness Pal: 28 Day Squat, Plank & Lunge Plan


Yoga Websites & Apps

Down Dog – all of their apps, including Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout are free until May 1st due to the pandemic

Athletes for Yoga

Yoga with Adriene

Facebook free daily lunchtime yoga class


Workouts from Home for Kids

HERO Kids Sports – live workouts on social media

Parents.com – Strength Training for Kids

Exercise Games & Indoor Activities to Get Kids Moving

6 Easy & Simple Exercises for Kids

YouTube: Cosmic Kids Yoga or GoNoodle Yoga for kids

Getting Outside

Mass.Gov’s Find a Heart Healthy Trail

MA Trail Link



USA Today’s Best Netflix Movies to Stream March 2020

Live Virtual Concerts (updated regularly)


Ideas for Healthy Distractions

  • Start a (gratitude) journal
  • Write a letter to a friend and/or design your own greeting card
  • Try out a new hobby
  • Read that book you’ve been meaning to
  • Go outside – watch a sunset/sunrise, look at the stars
  • Do a challenging game that requires attention (ex. crossword puzzles, Sudoku, etc.)

How Distractions Can Help You Manage Your Mental Health

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