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Staying Active At Home: Online Workouts To Do During COVID-19 Quarantine
Whether your a musician itching to get back on stage, a parent trying to keep your kids occupied at home, an expecting mother, or just a music professional struggling to get your steps in these days, now more than ever it's important to let some energy out. The coronavirus (COVID-19) trickle effects can include depression, anxiety and stress, among other mental health emotions or illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) As the number of cases rise, so may the number of people with anxiety, says Mental Health of America.
Fortunately, the CDC has listed exercise as one way to cope with the depression, anxiety and other mental health emotions and illnesses and research show regular exercise can reduce stress. "It has a unique capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress," according to Harvard.
Below are some workout options you can stream during the quarantine. Exercise and music have always been a great pairing so press play on the songs that energize you when you're breaking a sweat.
Hy-Vee Workouts For Kids
Hy-Vee has a variety of options if you're looking to keep your kids or younger family members active. From upper body workouts to sport-specific training, Hy-Vee Kids is a series of online workouts that target children. Stream here.
Do you like to work out with weights? The high-energy fitness brand is having trainers livestream workouts every day you can do with or without weights. See more information on the Barry's Instagram here.
The sports apparel giant's Nike Training Club app is a free-of-charge option with over 185 ways to exercise. The app offers a variety of multi-week workouts as well as "gym-friendly whiteboard workouts" from Nike Master trainers. Sessions range from 15 minutes to 60. You can download on your Android or iOS. More info here. The Nike app and Nike social platforms will also provide tips and exercises.
Tone It Up
Tone your body with the community of women over at Tone It Up Fitness. Whether it's their video workouts or live streaming workouts on Instagram, you'll find engaging exercises for you. Visit the Tone It Up website here.
Lulumon has the perfection option for Instagram lovers that enjoy yoga and meditating, among other physical and mental health exercises. Head over to their IG to catch a weekly schedule of workouts and meditations. Stream here.
The studio chain has put a number of free classes on their website on demand for everyone to use. CorePower also offers some tips, including playing your favorite music, in order to create the right mood for your session. Stream here.
The Virginia-based studio wants to do their part in helping you have a good experience at home. They are offering a set of free pilates and yoga videos for you to try. Stream here.
Sarah's Day Workouts
Search through the Australian-based fitness influencer's archive of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts and interval training videos on YouTube and Instagram. Several workouts are designed to guide you through each exercise and sets so workouts are perfect to fitness newbies. If accountability helps, you can also currently join Sarah on one of her fitness programs she is doing along with her followers weekly on Instagram.
Anna Victoria Workouts
Fitness influencer Anna Victora has your easy to follow at home workouts, from full body to strong glute exercises, specially designed with the quarantine in mind. With a baby on the way, Anna Victoria also has exercise sets for pregnant women. Follow her workouts here.