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Stay Fit While Staying at Home

Stay Fit While Staying at Home

Keeping myself active and motivated has been difficult over the last few weeks. Even with the “home gym” my husband and I created, I still hit a rut when it comes to exercise. Luckily for me, I have found new inspiration through the wonderful world of the internet. Below are some of my new discoveries from Kanopy, RBDigital and YouTube that have helped me shake the lead off and get moving.



Kung Fu: Stances and Moving Drills 

(Episode 10 of Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body)
Kung Fu influenced almost all martial arts in China, spawned dozens of varieties and Chinese martial arts in turn formed the foundation for martial arts throughout Asia. Join Coach Johnny Chang as he provides an overview of the white crane style of kung fu and demonstrates the major stances and punches.


Chair Yoga

(Episode 17 of How to Stay Fit as You Age)
For those of us with limited mobility, yoga on a floor mat can seem like an activity that we’re better off skipping. But in this fun exercise session, you’ll discover how you can still perform basic yoga routines to work your whole body – all from the ease and accessibility of a chair.

Core Strength and Balance
(Episode 15 of How to Stay Fit as You Age)
Maintaining core strength and balance is essential for maintaining our physical independence as we age. In this session, focus on a series of yoga and Pilates exercises – performed both in a chair and on the floor – designed to improve your posture and strengthen the muscles in your core and back.


Yoga for Health

(13 video collection)
Yoga is an ancient Indian form of balancing mind and body through breath control and a series of asanas. It aims to attain the unity of mind, body and spirit through asanas, breathing and meditation.




Men’s Health

A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.


Women’s Health

Women’s Health readers strive to better their whole lives. And that’s exactly why Women’s Health reports on all the topics that interest them. In every issue you’ll find topics on success strategies, nutrition, weight loss, health, fitness, special reports, sex and relationship, beauty breakthroughs and style and fashion.


Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal is for both the beginning and advanced practitioner, and the casual committed reader.


Great Courses

Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong
(24 Lectures)
Science shows that Tai Chi and Qigong are good medicine and good exercise. Discover the secrets of these practices with this course taught by a Tai Chi champion.


How to Stay Fit as You Age
(18 Lectures)
Make the choice to stay fit as you get older with this course that teaches you the fundamentals of exercise and provides a series of video workouts to help keep you on track.


Mastering Tai Chi
(24 Lectures)
Join an International Master Tai Chi Instructor on a path to improved health, strength, wisdom and compassion.


Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
(24 Lectures)
Learn the principles and techniques of meditation and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind and body.


Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
(12 Lectures)
Learn yoga from an expert instructor who teaches you the poses, the science behind them and the amazing benefits of this ancient tradition.



Yoga with Kassandra
Suggested Video: 30 min Beginner Yoga – Full Body Yoga Stretch No Props Needed


Suggested Video: Silent Death Cardio – Apartment friendly workout to lean down


Yoga with Adriene
Suggested Video: Total Body Yoga – Deep Stretch

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