Did you know Harvard has its own exercise plan? Watching their videos, there are some great tips for a simple workout at home that can seamlessly mix with your daily routine and can bring about better results by targeting the most specific muscles and movements with the minimum of actual physical effort. Enjoy this collection on your way to better health!
Section 1: General Exercises
Cardio Step Routine
Harvard fitness expert Michele Stanten takes you through a simple routine that will safely elevate your heart rate to keep your fitness goals on track.
Cardio Dance Routine
All you need is light clothing, a good pair of shoes and a few minutes of your day, and Harvard exercise expert Michele Stanten will have you on your way to meeting your fitness goals.
Strength and Power Training
What does strength versus power mean when you are performing an exercise routine? In this brief video, Harvard fitness expert Michele Stanten describes these two important concepts.
Medicine Ball Plank Pass
Harvard fitness expert Michele Stanten demonstrates a fun use of the medicine ball as part of the Harvard special health report, Advanced Strength, and Power Training.
Kettlebell Workout for Advanced Power Training
Harvard fitness expert Michele Stanten demonstrates use of the kettlebell for a full-body workout to build strength and add power.
Section 2: Tai Chi
Traditional Tai Chi Elements
Basic moves to introduce you to the ancient art of Tai Chi. From the experts at Harvard Medical School.
Standing Tai Chi Calisthenics
Harvard's Dr. Peter Wayne and Tai Chi master Stanwood Chang describe and demonstrate essential Tai Chi moves.
Section 3: Yoga
Introduction to yoga: The modified sun salutation
Yoga is available to everyone regardless of whether or not you may have a physical limitation. Here, we describe ways to perform yoga from a comfortable, seated position.
Introduction to yoga: Basic positions using a floor mat
Introduction to yoga: Learn basic positions using a floor mat.
Introduction to yoga: The importance of breathing
People who are new to yoga learn that concentrating on breathing aids in performing yoga poses and also releases stress.
Introduction to yoga: The chair sequence
Yoga is available to everyone regardless of whether or not you may have a physical limitation. This video will show you ways to perform yoga from a comfortable, seated position.