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Exercise Examples and Videos

View sample exercise routines and videos. Remember to start slow if you are new to exercise, and talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

HHS, Indian Health Service

Find exercise videos and guides for American Indian and Alaskan Native children, adults, and older adults.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Smokefree.gov

Add short physical activity breaks to your day with these exercises.

HHS, Office on Women's Health, Girlshealth.gov

Loosen tight muscles and release tension with these sample stretches. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Use these 5-10 minute videos for quick exercise breaks, or try them one after another for a longer workout.

Michigan State University Extension

Try this 5-minute cardio class as mid-day break. This class is in American Sign Language (ASL) with closed captioning.

Michigan State University Extension

Work on your balance in this 15-minute tai chi warm-up class.

South Dakota State University Extension

Try these gentle yoga poses to support your body and mind.

South Dakota State University Extension

Perform this at-home strength routine using light weights. If you don't have weights, canned goods or full water bottles will work.

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

View sample yoga poses that can be done seated in a chair. 

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

Use these step-by-step instructions and images to guide your child through a simple yoga routine.

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

Check out sample exercise routines that use no or minimal equipment, including:

  • Strength Training with Stretch Tubes
  • Strength Training with Medicine Balls
  • Low Back Injury Prevention Exercise
  • Strength Training with Floor Work
  • Strength Training with Stability Balls
University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension

Browse games that preschoolers and parents can play to get moving at home. Find videos for 20+ activities including an active bingo, alphabet stretch, food relay, and musical shapes.

Uniformed Services University, Consortium for Health and Military Performance

Find videos of yoga routines for calming, balancing, and strengthening. Plus, learn about the health benefits.

Uniformed Services University, Consortium for Health and Military Performance

Trying to stay active at home? Find videos and ideas of exercises using bodyweight or common household items.