Suddenly Homeschooling? Free Resources to Help You Get Started

Homeschooling due to school closure

Thousands of American families find themselves suddenly homeschooling due to COVID 19-related school closures.  In addition to running a successful small business, our family has been homeschooling our four children since 2005. We have curated a comprehensive list of free homeschooling, educational and recreational resources for K-12 students. Whether you need help explaining an Algebra problem to your high schooler, phonics practice for your second grader or science videos for your middle schooler, there is a site below to help you.



123 Homeschool for Me

Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help to make learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.


ActivEd, Inc

Walkabouts, web-based lessons for pre-K to second-grade students that integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading content


Actively Learn

Actively Learn is a web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.


Age of Learning (ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ)


All Kids Network

Free educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers & caregivers.


American Panorama

Digital Atlas of America uses online GIS to explore and visualize data with maps.



Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!


Artrageous with Nate

Interactive videos meant to stimulate creativity and hands-on activities at home.


Ascend Math

K to 12 math instructional resource Ascend Math offers award-winning math instruction that provides an individual study plan for each student. Ascend Math’s study plans are unique to each student, prescriptive, adaptive, and automatically assigned.


Biology Simulations

Simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics



BrainPop features engaging learning games, animated movies and activities.


Brave Writer

Free writing resources.



Collection of digital games


CanFigureIt Geometry

Easy-to-use workspace where students can practice proofs while exercising their deductive reasoning muscles



K-12 Health and Physical Education courses



We offer game-based interventions that focus on improving social and emotional skills in K-8 students



CheckMath tells you where you made a mistake.


CircleTime Fun

Learn and bond with your 1- 6-year-old.


Classroom Cereal

Grammar practice in free, printable short stories.


Club SciKidz MD

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.


Collisons Chemistry

System of digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review key concepts in chemistry.



Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions



“Use without account” option has vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.


Creating a Masterpiece

Fine art training program for students ages 5 and up. Drawing Program is free with the code: Corona2020


Curriculum Associates

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)



Free website for teachers and students covering a wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.

Digital Theatre Plus

Access to some of the world’s finest productions, unique backstage insights, practitioner interviews and written analysis.


Discovery K12

Complete online curriculum for pre-k to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.


DreamBox Learning Math

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.



Non-Fiction Read Alouds for PreK-12th Graders


Everydae SAT Prep

Everydae is an online SAT math prep program that uses 10-minute micro lessons to match busy schedules. Use code HOMEPREP when you sign up through this link:


ExploreLearning Reflex

Adaptive and individualized for grades 2-6, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Free 30-day trial.


ExploreLearning Science4Us

covers Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science and Earth & Space Science with lessons specifically designed for K-2 students. Free 30-day trial.



A safe research site for elementary-level readers.


Fluency & Fitness

Provides educational brain breaks to help burn off extra energy. Ages 4-8.



Multiple subjects with differentiation for K-12.



Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.


Handwriting Heroes

Multisensory handwriting program that teaches children how to form their letters through animations, stories and song.



Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas



free printable K-8 Math and Reading packets for students



Comprehensive K-12 curriculum.



FREE, high-quality educational materials


K-5 Math Teaching Resources

K-5 math resources clearly sorted by grade and standard that are easy to download and print at home.


Khan Academy

Free, award-winning online education program.


Kids Discover Online

Award-winning library of science and social studies materials.



A repository of links to learning resources organized by topics and formats.


Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans


Magic Spell by Brainbox Games

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure


Marco Learning

Free full-length practice tests, free lesson plans, and free study guides for AP students.



Over 2,800 short curriculum relevant video lectures designed and delivered by top university academics covering English Literature, History, Classics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Government and Politics.



Automated online math tutor. Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and see the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.


Math Playground

Provides hundreds of math games, logic puzzles and educational resources.


Minecraft: Education Edition

Game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.



Find and fix learning gaps.


Music Theory

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.


Mystery Science

Free, easy science lessons for remote learning.


New American History

Digital learning resources and tools developed by Dr. Ed Ayers for American History/Geography/Current Events.


Nitro Type

Students improve the foundational skill of typing by competing in fast-paced races against users from around the world.



Develop better writers. Includes diagnostic tools and assessments, targeted skills practice, a writing platform that guides students through the drafting and revision process, and instructional resources for teachers.


Novel Effect

As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.


Olive Book

SAT and ACT test prep for visual learners – no screen scribble, no tripod teachers, comprehensive content.



Teaches students how to write a paragraph online


PBS Learning Media

Free, PreK-12 digital media service featuring 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards, including 25,000+ videos, interactive lesson plans, media galleries and more.

PebbleGo by Capstone

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.


Phonics Hero

Phonics Hero teaches school-aged children to read and spell with systematic phonics. Using a step-by-step approach, the 850 games teach children the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. Available on tablets and computers.



Screen-free, ad-free audio streaming service custom-made for kids 3-12, featuring podcasts, audiobooks and music. Use the promo code PINNA4KIDS  To activate, create an account and enter the code in step 2 of the signup process. Two months for free.


Positive Physics

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.



Prodigy is a curriculum-aligned math game for grades 1-8.


Readers 4SC

A critical thinking activity that incorporates novels and famous books, argumentation, and key themes together. Lesson plan, suggest topics per book, and publishing students’ work on the website are all free.



Online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.


Red T Media

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students


Rock Hall EDU

Free resources like videos, playlists, essays, lesson plans, writing prompts, and digitized materials from our Library & Archives.



3D CAD web application.


Shurley English

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. The Shurley English Digital Edition will be offered to teachers and students for free. This offer includes complete video instruction for each lesson through our Shurley English Digital Assistant: SEDA. No code required.


Sight Reading Factory makes practicing the important skill of sight-reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities. Free through June 30, 2020.


Smore Magazine

STEM magazine for ages 9+. Offering a Free Annual Subscription to Smore Digital (6 issues) until March 31st, 2020 with the use of code FREESMORE.


Spelling City is free right now with code VSCFree90



Provides hours of engaging educational content for pre-school and grade school kids. It uses animation and sound to engage children in the learning process.

Storyboard That

Powerful visual communication made easy


Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books.



Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move.


Teaching Textbooks

Math program for grades 3-12. First 16 lessons free with free trial.



An online writing tool that you can access for FREE to help mitigate any gaps in your writing instruction and practice. 60-day free trial can be accessed here:


Twig Education

Twig Science Tools is an award-winning supplemental resource with short videos in English and Spanish, visuals, and hands-on investigative activities.

Typing Club

Learn to type.

Learn to type.


Teens learn to code.

Writing Legends

Teach writing with the benefit of technology. Free of charge through July 31, 2020.


Short videos and readings that answers various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.


Top-rated K-5 curriculum builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students.


Your basic homeschooling kit should include internet access, a computer or tablet, a printer with plenty of ink, printer paper, colored pencils, markers or crayons, spiral notebooks and pens. To minimize frustration and delays, consider printing lessons or packets for a week at a time the weekend prior.

Special thanks to the companies above for generously sharing their programs, resources, materials and intellectual property during this unprecedented time of crisis.

Finding Calm in the Storm

Modern life offers us so many serious issues to worry about and few of these complex problems have easy solutions. Coronavirus, the stock market, travel plans, tax season, health scares and aging parents top the list of worries for many. In addition, the constant flow of information coming through our screens often means there is no escape from worrying subject matter. How can you protect your mental well-being from the constant onslaught of frightening scenarios? Additionally, how can you panic-proof your organization and promote calmness?

Techniques to Champion Calmness in Your Organization

The many challenges and unknowns in life will continue to confront us. If we can cultivate calm minds in our companies, we will be better able to respond with clarity and recover from adverse events more quickly. Just as panic can spread through a room, an organization or a country, calmness can be contagious if it is promoted.

Nurturing Serenity

Calmness is the mental state of being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance. Life’s challenges prevent this from persisting as a constant mental state, but calmness is a practice that can be learned and employed during demanding times.

Close your eyes and picture a calm person you know. What is it about this person that tells you they are calm? A calm person may speak in an even, unperturbed tone of voice. Their shoulders are relaxed, and their faces are neutral and serene. A calm person may pause for a moment before replying to a question or comment. They are often considered “the voice of reason” in chaotic situations.

There are many benefits to cultivating a calm state of mind in your organization. When the mind is calm, people can think more clearly and are less likely to make mistakes. Employees have a greater capacity to be empathetic and tolerant of others, allowing them to see the big picture in conflicts. When people are calm, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing are in the normal zone, reducing the risk of health complications. The mind is also more capable of creative problem solving as crisis mode thinking pushes people to make situations black or white issues when reality contains countless shades of gray.

Calm the Mind with Meditation

Meditation is a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. For some, the idea of meditating can be overwhelming and intimidating. There are many different types of meditation so try several until you find the style that works best for you. Encourage employees to meditate at their desks for several minutes each day to reap the benefits of quieting their minds.

The Effects and Benefits of Meditation 

Research has shown that meditation can have both physiological and psychological effects. Some of the positive physiological effects include a lowered state of physical arousal, decreased respiration rate, decreased heart rate, changes in brain wave patterns and lowered stress.

Some of the other psychological, emotional, and health-related benefits of meditation include:

  • Improved stress management
  • Improved mental and emotional well-being
  • Better symptom management for issues including anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disorders, chronic pain and high blood pressure
  • Improvement in working memory and executive function
  • Improvements in verbal fluency and visual-spatial processing
  • Improvement in mood

Create a Tranquil Workspace

Your five senses supply your brain with a tremendous number of stimuli every second of the day. Take a moment now to survey your sensory surroundings. What do you see, hear, smell, taste and feel in your current space? How frequently are you receiving alerts from your email or phone? Is your desk a mess? Are noisy coworkers a constant source of irritation for you? Are you sitting in an uncomfortable chair at a desk that is too low for your laptop? Is your office freezing cold?

The path to calm in the office begins with your workspace. Take a few minutes to organize your area, adjust the height of your chair and change the settings on your digital distractions. Perhaps it is time to invest in noise-canceling headphones. Adorn your desk with a couple of items that bring you pleasure to see. Leave a warm jacket or lap throw in your office for days when the ambient temperature is uncomfortably cool. There is a multitude of quick, inexpensive ways to make the place where you spend at least 8 hours a day more comfortable, inviting and calming. Give yourself and your employees permission to create personal spaces to enjoy.

Reset with a Deep Sigh

Research shows that sighing functions as a physiological resetter. When you find yourself feeling anxious, frustrated, or agitated, tap into your body’s own stress-relief mechanisms–sighing. Focus on your breath. Inhale deeply and exhale fully. This allows you to refocus both your body and your mind. Encourage staffers to reframe sighing as a positive action that relieves stress instead of as a sign of frustration or impatience.

Get Some Fresh Air

Uncomfortable temperatures and poor air circulation in a room can increase feelings of anxiety or frustration. If you’re feeling tense and the office is hot and stuffy or too cold, go outside for a few minutes. Fresh air and a change of scenery can interrupt anxious thoughts and help you become calmer. Consider holding meetings outdoors when the weather is especially nice.

Start a Gratitude Journal

Focusing on gratitude helps counterbalance negative or fearful thoughts. Encourage employees to take a few minutes several times a week to write down reasons to feel thankful or appreciative. Being as specific as possible, focus on the people to whom you are grateful instead of on a generic list of things. Be grateful for any negative outcomes you avoided, escaped, prevented, or turned into something positive. Create a Gratitude Board or Good News Board in the breakroom where employees can share their thankfulness for colleagues.

Diffuse Lavender Oil

Lavender increases relaxation, encourages sleep and helps relieve anxiety. Lavender interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression, and restlessness. If permitted, diffuse lavender at your desk to reduce stress. Other ways to benefit from lavender include applying the diluted oil to pulse points or adding a couple of drops to cupped hands and inhaling the scent.

Listen to Music or Soothing Sounds

Listening to music can be a powerful tool in relaxing our minds and bodies. Classical music has shown to have beneficial effects on heart rate and blood pressure, and it can decrease the levels of stress hormones. Nature sounds such as babbling brooks, ocean waves, rolling thunder or ambient forest sounds are also potent stress reducers that can help you calm your mind. Consider creating a playlist of music or sounds you find relaxing. Encourage employees to listen to music through earbuds at their desks.

Social Media Boundaries

Social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends, colleagues and family. It can also be a source of negativity and misinformation. Consider deleting social media apps from your phone and limiting scrolling to 15 minutes in the evening. If you are not ready to step away, consider unfollowing pages or people who consistently post content that disturbs your peace. We can love people and not enjoy them on social media at the same time.

Limit News Consumption

It is vital to stay informed but that does not mean you have to listen to or read the news several times a day. Download a podcast about your hobby or favorite show to enjoy during your commute. Catch up on some reading with audiobooks. Unfollow blogs that feature sensational content or employ fearmongering tactics. Choose a couple of reliable sources for news and limit visits to once a day. Avoid leaving the television in the breakroom on a news channel.

Breathing Techniques

Breathing exercises are an excellent tool for defusing tension, relieving stress and regaining focus. They require no extra space or specialized equipment and can bring about a dramatic change in a few minutes.

Box Breathing

Box breathing is a breath exercise you can practice anywhere when you are in need of calming.

1.     Breathe in slowly and deeply for a count of four.

2.     Hold that breath for a count of four.

3.     Exhale slowly through pursed lips for a count of four.

4.     Rest with empty lungs for a count of four.

5.     Take two normal breaths.

6.     Repeat box breaths.

There are several free apps people can utilize for practicing box breathing. As you become more comfortable with box breathing, you can increase the amount of time you perform each step, working your way up to 8 seconds. Lead several rounds of box breathing at the beginning of a meeting to promote calmness.

Breath Meditation Step-by-Step

  1. Sit comfortably in a chair with your back straight and shoulders relaxed.
  2. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Feel your body where it comes into contact with the chair. Notice the physical sensations associated with sitting in the chair-feelings of pressure, warmth, etc.
  3. Gradually turn your attention to the process of breathing. Notice wherever you feel the breath most clearly, whether in your nose or in the rising and falling your chest or abdomen.
  4. Allow your attention to remain focused on the sensations of your breathing. (There is no need to control your breath. Just let it come and go naturally.)
  5. Every time your mind wanders, gently return it to the sensation of breathing.
  6. As you focus on your breath, you will notice that thoughts and sensations continue to appear. Simply notice these as they emerge, and then return to the sensation of breathing.
  7. Repeat this process during the time you set aside to meditate.

A Better Way Forward

Promoting behaviors that relieve stress and encourage calm minds is an inexpensive, effective way to improve the well-being of your staff. Facing unpleasant, frustrating or even terrifying events with calmness does not make them disappear. However, choosing a calm response gives us the opportunity to assess the situation, formulate a thoughtful plan and care for those around us in a way that unites instead of divides.

Do You Suffer from Gymtimidation?


You’ve signed up for a gym membership to take control of your fitness. Or maybe you’ve just moved into an apartment complex that has a fancy, on-site gym. This is fantastic! You deserve a pat on the back for taking the initiative to improve your health.

You may visit a couple of times before things “come up” that keep you from the gym. (You might even be a little scared of setting foot in the gym at all!) While life can interrupt our plans from time to time, too many missed visits could be the result of gym intimidation, or gymtimidation.

What Intimidates You at the Gym?

There are two very common things that keep people out of the gym: equipment and people. Recognizing what intimidates you empowers you to find gym success despite those concerns.

Navigating the Gym

Fitness equipment can be very confusing, especially if you’re new to the gym. Here are a few tips to help you find your way with the equipment.

  • Hire a personal trainer or take a gym-rat friend to show you the ropes. Some memberships include a free personal training session, which sets you up with a club trainer who knows that facility’s specific machinery. Ask to video the session so you can reference the video on future visits.
  • Stick to familiar apparatuses in the beginning. Hop on a treadmill or stationary bike. Watch how gym regulars use the other equipment to see how it works. (You can also take a photo of unused equipment and ask your friends about it.)
  • Hit the internet for videos on how to use the equipment available in your gym. Sweat has a wonderful reference for common gym pieces and how to use them. (They also break down what each machine does for your body and how to get the most out of your workout.)
  • Ask the staff about anything that’s unfamiliar. As employees of the health club, they can help you find answers.

Working Around the Fit Folks

Gyms are filled with buff and beautiful people, which can make anyone feel self-conscious. While there are a few people who just want to focus on sweating, many members are very nice and started out just like you. Regular attendance has helped them progress, just as it will for you.

If the environment feels unfriendly to you, there are many gym options available. VeryWell Fit details options for different kinds of gyms to help you find the right one for you. You may consider going during less-busy hours for more access to the equipment you want to use. Many health clubs offer a free visit or group class so you can see if it’s a good fit.

Remember that everyone starts their fitness journey somewhere. It’s better to start now and stick to it, noticing the small changes in your health and wellness over time. Soon you will work your way past that gymtimidation.

Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome With Healthy Habits

The modern lifestyle involves a lot more screen time than previous generations. Work is more efficient with technology, but it also means we spend a large portion of our time staring at screens. Additionally, handheld devices like phones and tablets are vital tools for everyday activities. We use them for mobile games, watching videos, shopping and interacting on social media to help us unwind, relieve stress and accomplish more.

Normally, we blink about 15-20 times a minute but research shows that people blink less than half as often when they’re reading, watching, or playing on a screen. Less blinking and prolonged focusing on a flickering screen leads to dry, irritated eyes, blurry vision and headaches. The collective symptoms of digital eye strain are also called Computer Vision Syndrome.

Surviving a Screen-Centric Office

While you can’t eliminate screens completely from your job or everyday life, you can form new habits to reduce the impact of screen time.

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
  • Make sure the lighting in the room you’re in is bright enough. Your device should not be brighter than the surroundings.
  • Leave your desk for at least one minute every hour. Being glued to the screen also means being glued to the desk. There’s a reason for the saying “sitting is the new smoking”– your cardiovascular health suffers from too much sitting. A brisk walk or short exercise break rescues your eyes from the screen and supports heart health.
  • Plan your day to break up the screen time with other tasks. Filing, checking the mail and pacing during conference calls will get your eyes off the screen. Consider your daily agenda in advance so you take these opportunities for physical activity between computer sessions.
  • Try over-the-counter lubricating eye drops when your eyes are feeling dry, irritated or uncomfortable.

Put it Down to Prevent Eye Strain

Some employers take advantage of our tech addiction and send non-urgent texts and emails after the workday has ended. While your job may require you to address urgent issues after hours, don’t get glued to your screen for work when it’s not pressing. Just because you are a text away doesn’t mean you’re on call 24/7. Discipline yourself to be part of the solution and hold off on sending non-urgent communication until office hours resume.

When it’s time to unwind, make sure you aren’t stuck in your phone or device. Time Magazine notes the importance of balancing screen-based and screen-free activities. Enjoy online interactions and mobile games in moderation. Make a point to connect without screens when you’re at home with your pets or family. Take the opportunity to go on a walk together and talk about the day.

What about blue light blocking glasses? Digital eye strain and brain stimulation from blue light are two different issues. Blue light blocking glasses won’t ease eye strain but a growing body of research supports the claim that blocking blue light before bed can help you sleep better. Studies suggest participants who wore blue-light-blocking glasses three hours before bedtime reported better sleep quality and mood than those who didn’t.

Turn off your screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime and allow yourself 30 minutes without a device when you awake each morning. You may just notice a difference in your physical and mental health.

While we cannot escape screens, becoming mindful of our eyes’ needs for rest and refocusing can reduce or eliminate symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.

Fitness Snacks: Exercise for the Busiest People


The average American works longer hours and faces longer commutes than a decade ago. The advent of cell phones and text messaging means that many of us can never really have guaranteed time away from work. Could a fitness snack break be a solution for busy employees?

Trying to accomplish the American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity is a struggle for many. Finding 30 minutes to exercise each workday can seem impossible, much less securing an hour each day to achieve weight loss and shape transformation goals.

There’s Always Time for Snacking

That solid 30- to 60-minute block for a workout might be far-fetched for you. The solution is taking little fitness bites throughout the day. Think of them as fitness snacks.

High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are the James Brown of fitness– you hit it and quit it. Sets are 20 to 90 seconds each, but they engage multiple muscle groups and rely on your own bodyweight for resistance. This gives you more bang for your fitness buck and can be a lot more productive than 30 minutes on the treadmill.

We suggest taking five minutes at the end of each hour of your workday (except lunch) for a fitness snack. (If you have a wearable device that reminds you to get moving, that’s a great reminder to take your “snack.”)

Your Fitness Snack Buffet

Just like you choose healthy snacks at work, you can incorporate physical activity into your day. Try one exercise per hour over the course of your day. Increase the duration or reps as you get stronger. Rotate through the list for a full-body workout.

– Start with 10-second increments and work your way up to two minutes. Daily Burn demonstrates the dos and don’ts of planking. This is an easy exercise to do in a cubicle.



Tricep Dips – Start slowly and with few repetitions. Very Well Fit shows how do tricep dips. Make sure you have a stationary chair and you’ll have arms like Michelle Obama from this fitness snack in a few months.



Lunges – Do a few slowly while paying close attention to form before increasing your reps. Greatist has lunging basics and a few variations to keep it interesting. Lunges are like tricep dips for your lower body. Hold onto a chair for balance if needed.


Mountain Climbers – This is one the most physically aggressive exercises on our list, which means it burns a nice little bundle of calories and could make you break a sweat. The New York Times has a video to help you get started.


Dance Break – Pump up the jams and get your body moving. This is also a great stress-breaker. Freestyle to your favorite tune. Learn the moves to a fun music video from your youth. (We dare you to try out some New Edition choreography.) One song should do the trick for each fitness snack.

Pay Attention to Your Body

Before starting your snack, prime your body for each bite. Stand up, roll your shoulders and bend your knees a few times. After you finish each round, stretch your hands above your head and take deep breaths until your breathing is normal. Gently stretch the area you just worked. Grab some water to stay hydrated.

As in all things fitness, listen to your body. Speak with your doctor if there may be concerns about taking on an exercise program. If it hurts more than a challenging stretch, stop.


Now get to snacking!