yoga mat on hardwoodDuring this time of social distancing and sheltering at home, it is easy to become sedentary. Regular exercise plays an important role in maintaining your immune system, supporting your mental health, and aiding with stress reduction. Exercise also aids in the prevention of repetitive strain injuries (from working at the kitchen table) and muscle loss. Taking regular breaks and developing positive social connections are equally important. Here are several ways you can improve your health and get moving:

Other fantastic resources:

  • The YMCA - The YMCA is offering free online work-out videos, including yoga and boot camp videos. It's fun to stay at the Y. M. C. A!

  • Yoga with Adriene - high quality yoga videos available for all ages, levels, bodies, and genders!

  • POPSUGAR Fitness - fitness tutorials, workouts, and exercises that will help you on your road to healthy living, weight loss, and stress relief.

  • Couch to 5K - Extensive training program to help you build your skills and your K's!

  • Starting to Stretch - Flexibility Guide from r/flexibility (reddit)

  • Huffington Post - We have not tried all 50, however Huffington Post has published an article on the 50 best free workout resources you can find online. You'll find an assortment of sites with a large range of options. (No excuses, unfortunately!)


If you have any resources that you would like to share, or if you're looking for more physical activity, connect with us at ENGWellness@uwaterloo.ca.