Ways to Stay Active
Working out and staying active is so important, especially during this difficult time. As the weather begins to get warmer, take some time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Change it up and do a new type of activity every day.
Take an At-Home Challenge
Sodexo, the dining service of the College, has all types of at-home challenges to get you active and living a healthier life.
Yoga is a great way to gain flexibility, boost your metabolism, improve cardiovascular health and reduce stress. It’s also an activity that can be done as a family and in the comfort of your own home.
Get Your Kids Involved
Yoga and meditation are especially great practices for kids to get into from an early age and build on throughout their lives. Cosmic Kids was developed specifically for kids and includes relaxation videos, meditation videos, dance parties, guided yoga, story times and more.
Explore Yoga for All Ages and Abilities
Yoga is a practice for any age and for any ability. Now is the perfect time to start the practice.
DoYogaWithMe has guided yoga classes for all abilities and ages. Due to the impact of COVID-19, they are offering free resources over the next two months.
Yoga with Adriene offers yoga practices for stretching, anxiety reduction, gut health, self-love and more. She even has a 30-day home yoga journey.
Take a Free Yoga or Zumba Class
You do not have to be a Harvard Pilgrim Health Care member to take free yoga and zumba classes offered through their Living Well℠ at Home programming.
Hiking and Walking Trails
Hiking is a great way to maintain social distancing while getting fresh air, exploring nature and completing your daily recommended amount of exercise.
Please note: Trails are subject to closure during the coronavirus pandemic. On the day of your planned hike, double-check online that the trail remains open.
Hiking Project - REI COOP
The Hiking Project presented by REI COOP has put together a list of all hiking trails around the Merrimack Valley area. These hikes include areas in the North Shore of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, central Massachusetts and near Boston. Check out the trail closest to you.
- Hiking Project - Massachusetts
- Hiking Project - Merrimack Valley
- Hiking Project - New Hampshire
- Ward Reservation - North Andover