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10 Nutritionist Approved Foods to Make 15 Healthy Meals - From breakfast to dinner, this shopping list has your meals for the week covered.

Kids

Activity Works - This interactive physical activity video curriculum used by teachers (K-4) in thousands of classrooms is offering more than 50 free learning videos for parents and children to use at home to get kids moving quickly and effectively. Parents can sign up their children at this website for a free account. 

Blast Cardio - Get your heart moving in your living room or outside in your yard.

Let's Play at Home! - Our very own Community Service Leader and Coach Jacqueline shows you how to do some easy, fun exercises at home!

Cooking with Kids – A non-profit, focusing on educating and empowering children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh and affordable foods.

Cosmic Kids – Cosmic Kids YouTube offers free kid-friendly yoga videos!

Dance Parent 101 - Dance Parent 101 provides fun, free dance routines for kids to do at home!

Energy Busting Indoor Activities for Kids - Keep kids healthy and active with these exercises!

Family Cardio Workouts - Get your heart rate up in your living room with this fun workout from Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer. Featuring Anna Renderer. Cardio moves that feel like games and challenges where the winner gets prizes such as choosing what's for dinner. Great for family and friends.  

FROZEN Elsa’s Workout – Get fit like a princess!  Only, don’t underestimate this Frozen Queen’s 8.5 minute challenge!

Jr. NBA at Home - Interactive content series providing basketball skills and drills featuring NBA and WNBA players that can help young players stay active and develop their game in a healthy and safe way.  

Healthy Kids - Free health games and activities. Learn about the digestion system, the skeleton, nutrition for kids, medical words and more. 

Kidz PBS - Cooking is always fun! Learn some new recipes! 

Noodle Dance - GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, smartest bests selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running and jumping with GoNoodle.     

Nomster Chef – Get your kids excited about cooking with this free library of kid-friendly recipes.

Make Your Own Snack Mix - This guide suggest some tasty treats for you to make!

Online Gaming Safety  Learn tips, suggestions and precautions about online gaming for your child. This article will provide you with steps and resources to take. 

PBS Learning Media – Encouraging kids to have healthy living habits with the help of various known characters

Staying Active with Skyhawks - Skyhawks Sports Academy is committed to providing resources to keep kids active during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our new online series, Staying Active with Skyhawks!

 DIY Backyard Obstacle Ideas- Although some playgrounds are still off-limits, why not try building a backyard obstacle where everyone can safely play. These videos tutorials on YouTube has great ideas that parents can help quickly assemble using items from home or Dollar Tree store. 

Yoga for Kids - children get to learn with 7 different YouTube videos on how to relax and gain better control over their emotions thanks to various yoga poses. This way, the children will be able to enjoy all those mindfulness benefits and concentrations.

Stages of learning - FREE Autism resources and downloads for children, including a COVID-19 emergency resource kit that includes free lessons, behavior management tools and basic overview of how to use the Language Builder ARIS curriculum system at home. Also available is the Autism Learning Line, a community forum created to facilitate discussions and provide more resources.

Therapeutic Activities - there are 6 therapeutic activities kids can learn to do during the pandemic. Shows pictures, instructions and what materials you may need to start the project.  


Yoga

Yoga at home

 Yoga at work!Sneak in some yoga moves at your work without leaving your desk. 

 Core Power Yoga – Core Power Yoga is providing free access to a new collection of online classes every week so you can keep your practice moving from home!

Morning 10 minute Yoga - Start your day with this morning routine.

Yoga with Adriene – Yoga with Adriene is a popular YouTube channel featuring free yoga workouts for all levels. Follow along with her weekly workouts or try an old workout from her extensive catalog of videos!

Yoga with Bird - Beginning and gentle yoga exercises.

Yoga with Tim - Yoga with Tim helps you understand the movements and postures in yoga so you can practice safely while at the same time giving you a great total body workout!

Yoga Journal - Online home magazine which is great for all things yoga. Has yoga foundation, meditation, healthy living, interviews, videos, and articles.

Stretch/Yoga for Stress & Anxiety Relief – Get your stretch on with this 20 minute, full body yoga sequence designed to liberate the mind and body from stress and anxiety. 


FITNESS 

20 At-Home Fitness Pilates - You don’t need any extra equipment to reap the physical and mental benefits—all you need is a mat! Mat-based Pilates is a gentle, low-impact, yet serious strength workout that research shows can help ease low back pain, reduce body fat, improve flexibility, and even support mental well-being.

21 Best Stretching Exercises for Better Flexibility - Stretching may not be the most exciting part of working out, but doing flexibility work is just as important for a well-rounded fitness routine as strength and cardio work. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient and safe.

31 Best Running Tips - Want to start jogging? Not sure how to start? Already a runner and looking to improve?  Read through these helpful tips!

305 Fitness - Get fit with these dance cardio classes everyday at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. PST.

Adult Hula Classes
-  Aloha!  Come and stretch out your heart, body and mind while getting lost in music and dance from the islands.  Classes are every Thursday from 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Get more details from La Palma Community Center.  Download the FREE Zoom App on your PC, tablet or phone to attend. 

BarBend - Variety in your workout is a must, and bodyweight workouts are one of the things that you can do to add that. Check out a free list of bodyweight workouts to build strength and increase overall work capacity. 

Fit 5 - These resources were design to be utilized with flexibility, giving Programs the opportunity to integrate and implement the resources in a way that aligns with their current goals and objectives. 

Fit Trim Happy - Provides FREE health resources and articles for individuals based on their own research and experiences. In addition, the Fit Trim Happy website recently published a new article called Soda Facts : "How Soda is Contributing to the Diabetes & Obesity Crisis."

Fitness by POPSUGAR - A variety of workout videos for every skill level!  

Fitness Blender - Accessible and free fitness to help you meet your goals

Greenfields Outdoor Fitness at Home -   With a lot of us without access to outdoor gyms right now, we wanted make sure you still have fun ways to exercise, so we’ve created some videos to give you activities that you can do indoors.  Like the workouts you can do on Greenfields’ equipment, these videos are created with everyone in mind, no matter your age or fitness level.

Healthy Workouts - Get the latest expert fitness advice on healthy workouts, fitness challenges, muscle recovery, workout trends, and more.  

Hip Hop Fit Workout with Michael Peele - Keep active with this fun 30 minute workout!

Young Man exercising at home

Let's Train Together - Enjoy these short workout videos.

No-Equipment Cardio Kickboxing Workout – Rise to the challenge and try out this 30 minute cardio kickboxing workout in the comfort of your own home!  With modifications included in the video, test and improve your cardio and overall health! 

Orangetheory - Orangetheory’s “At Home” series is providing simple, no equipment required workouts to do in the comfort of your home.

Spring Trivia Fitness Game! - enjoy some fitness movements while answering fun spring questions! Great for kids and whole family. You can even create your own ideas too like “with this or that” and “would you rathe” activity. 

STRONG by Zumba -  Zumba 30 minute workout.

Tai ChiMove well through this old are form exercise, helps the mind and body. 

Virtual Forest Walk – Relax to the calming scenery of the Grand Ridge Trail of Issaquah, Washington.  View this walk in the woods while on a treadmill, or simply enjoy watching it to unwind for stress relief

Walk at Home - This video coaches you through walk/run/lift and it is a 20 min full body workout. Boosting your metabolism and energy! Great for everyone to enjoy and workout together!

Yoga for Bloating, Digestion, Ulcerative Colitis, IBD, and IBS – Whenever you start to feel gassy or bloated, take 12 minutes practicing these mild yoga movements for sufficient relief.

Yellowstone Virtual Walking Trail – So weight lifting, extreme cardio, or aerobic workouts aren’t really your thing?  Try hitting the treadmill while watching this virtual escapade of Yellowstone’s beautiful scenery.  

ZUMBA! - Enjoy several great short videos of Latin dances that is fun for the whole family! 
  

NUTRITION

Senior Lunch Program The Senior Lunch Cafe has converted to frozen meals for seniors. These meals can be picked up on Tuesdays between 11:00am - 12:00pm via drive-thru. Look for the American Flag at 8150 Knott Ave. Please do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Meals on Wheels OC.

Senior Grocery Program - This will be a drive-thru process on Thursdays at 10:15am please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. 8150 Knott Ave. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Supplies may be limited. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Food Distribution Program - This will be a drive-thru process on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 8:30am. Please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Chef Duff Goldman Recipes - Duff Goldman is a chef and artist known for his dazzling, creative approach to food and his awesome stories describing the simple science of baking. Duff starred on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, set in his bakery, Charm City Cakes. Check out his website for yummy recipes!

ChooseMyPlate - Build and learn healthy eating habits. Set and track food goals and explore other resources to help reach those food goals.  

Disney Recipes - Prepare some of your favorite foods from Disneyland Resort with these wonderful recipes!

Food Assistance in Orange County - Food resources to help families prevent hunger in Orange County.

Guide to Screen Usage The pandemic may have encouraged more screen-related bad habits, but the risks were always there. How does your time online make you feel? Are you able to switch off when you need to? The time we spend in front of screens has a huge influence on our lives. Take control and ensure your digital devices have a positive impact on your life.

The Complete Guide to Insomnia - Read through these resources to help understand insomnia and how to manage it!

How to Create a Healthy Plate
 – Put together by our health experts at Kaiser Permanente, check out this short video that teaches you and your loved ones how to create a healthy plate.   Learn tips and tricks to a healthier you! 

Move More Eat Healthy - Move More, Eat Healthy (MMEH) is here to help you find ways to be more physically active and eat healthier with online videos!  You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Nutrition.Gov - Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.

St. Joseph Health and St. Jude's Wellness Center's Nutrition for Health - This handout gives tips on how to give your food a make-over for maximum nutrition! 

WELLNESS

A Mindful Minute – Sometimes we just need a moment to collect ourselves.  Try out this 2-minute movement practice to refresh and strengthen your mind and body! 

Children’s Health FundFree Booklets & Brochures for one-on-one teaching. They produce a series of Health Education Materials on subjects critical to the good health of children. 

Cuddle Your Pet! This article provides ideas on how to stay sane at home with the help of your pet during these hard times. 

Digital Well-being – this resource from the Center of Humane Technology examines using technology in better ways for kids, including how to make trade-offs for convenience and connectivity, and create better tech environments for developing brains. 

Education Life skills - Get access to a cognitive-behavioral curriculum to overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and achieve higher levels academically and socially.

Emotional check-in workshop - Centervention has created a simple worksheet that asks how your kids are feeling, what their favorite new activities are, what they miss and things they are looking forward to. This is also a great way to communicate and engage with your children.  

Emotional WellnessResources to help students support their mental health, health, basic needs, and wellness 

Funny Animals for Stress Relief – Replace stress with these hilarious animal videos!  Get a deep belly laugh going and treat the soul with some good old fashioned animal humor.

Guided Underwater Meditation– This 15 minute guided meditation takes you on a relaxing journey to the depths of the beautiful deep ocean.  Designed for ages 6-12, but any age group can destress to these gorgeous sea creatures. 

 How Can Music Improve Your Sleep Quality - Music is a common therapeutic tool that people can use to help improve the quality of their sleep. For people who have trouble falling asleep, music offers a non-pharmaceutical method that helps them fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling more refreshed. 

Insight Timer – Insight Timer is a free meditation app, offering “the largest free library of guided meditations on earth and the world’s most loved meditation Timer”.

Move More, Eat Healthy Virtual Summer Program - Read through St. Jude's Move More Eat Healthy Campaign which offers tips and strategies to living well at home!  You can join the pledge to Move More with the link above or here!  Also be sure to join their virtual classes!

Practicing Wellness While At Home - This article provides suggestions on staying centered and healthy when working at home and staying with kids during pandemic.

Remote Mental Health Guide – The problem is that during these unprecedented times, many of the traditional ways of accessing mental health services like counseling and therapy are not available. This guide was designed to present some new alternatives, and to provide resources for people to find remote mental health support.

Student Mental Health Guide – the guide outlines some of the most common mental health issues experienced by students today. The guide provides suggested resources for support and treatment, as well as the role that social workers can play in student mental health. 

Self- Massage Techniques -  Try using self massage techniques to give yourself an effective massage from the comfort of your home or office.

Smiling Mind – Smiling Mind is a non-profit that provides daily mindfulness and meditation guides for free through their app.

Stress Management technique: Journaling - this article helps to understand the "healing power of a pen" and how writing can have a big impact on your health. 

Stretches to Do at Work Every Day - Work-related disorders aren’t just limited to heavy manufacturing or construction. They can occur in all types of industries and work environments, including office spaces. These stretches can help reduce discomfort!

St. Jude's Wellness at Home - To better serve our communities during this challenging time, St. Jude Medical Center would like to provide Wellness online opportunities to meet your mind, body and spirit needs at this challenging time. We continue to create content for the St. Jude Wellness Center and our Move More Eat Healthy Campaign virtual platforms for our communities that St. Jude Medical serves in North Orange County.  Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or sign up for their newsletter to get more tips, videos, and inspiration!

Time's How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active at Home - This article walks you through ways to keep physically and mentally active at home and suggest areas to focus on!

Tips on Breathing/Meditation - UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center has FREE video's uploaded.   

UCI Center - offers several tools to help manage emotional and physical health during this challenging time, whether you're a service user or provider. 

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