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Fitting in Fitness from the Comfort of Home

March 19, 2020 | VNA Staff | Resource

Social distancing is becoming the new norm to stop the spread of COVID-19, and restaurants, schools and other businesses are scaling back hours, adjusting to remote working, or closing altogether. Gyms are following suit.

But as people spend more time at home, with limited social interactions and often glued to the couch, fitting in that daily exercise could not be more beneficial. On top of helping us maintain good health and building up our immune systems, working out keeps your mental health in check.

No gym? No problem! Healing Motion, the outpatient physical therapy clinic of Visiting Nurse Association, is here to provide some exercise tips for staying active from the comfort of your home.

An expert in movement of the human body, Physical Therapist Ross Holsing has developed several short videos below to guide you and your families through a series of basic exercises.


You don’t need fancy work out clothes to get a good sweat in. Find an open space in your home or even outdoors — just be mindful of social distancing. Kids can join in on the fun too!


Upper Body Exercises

What you’ll need:

  • Exercise bands
  • A counter, table, or something sturdy to lean against


Lower Body Exercises

What you’ll need:

  • A chair
  • Stairs or something to step on



What you’ll need:

  • A chair
  • Doorway


Want more tips for staying active? Head over to Healing Motion’s Facebook page!

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