Regular physical activity remains an important strategy for staying healthy. Moderate intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function, lower levels of anxiety, and perceived stress. With gyms and fitness facilities closing across the nation, and local “stay at home” or “shelter-in-place” regulations in place, all should be encouraged to be active at home while maintaining safe distance from others.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 150-300 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity, and 2 sessions per week of muscle strength training. Fit in 2, 5, 10 or 20 minutes, however and wherever you can. Every active minute counts!
On Demand Resources
Here you can find video content pre-recorded to enjoy at anytime and at your pace.
7 minute Workouts
Many of our caregivers are holding virtual classes that are live!
- Download our Staying active during COVID-19 PDF informational sheet.
- Exercise is Medicine® created the Rx for Health series to provide essential guidelines on exercise for sedentary individuals and those with various chronic diseases and medical conditions. An extensive group of ACSM subject matter experts (including research scientists and clinicians) contributed to the development of this series.
These handouts are designed to be used by health care providers and exercise professionals to support their physical activity recommendations to patients/clients. Each handout can printed and given to a patient or scanned into the electronic health record (EHR) to be added to the after-visit summary (AVS).
We hope these materials will support your efforts to guide and inspire your patients and clients to become more physically active and achieve the numerous benefits associated with an active lifestyle.
Click here to access these handouts in both English and Spanish.