Since gyms and yoga studios are closed, to keep you motivated to stay active just search online for free workouts, play indoor family activities and games; participate in individual/small group sports; Spring cleaning; and DIY projects to remain healthy and combat stress and anxiety.
Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos
Fitness Blender - Variety of free videos
Youtube Home Workout Routines - Many workouts to choose from, ranging from 10-30 minutes. No equipment necessary.
Sweat with SELF (YouTube)
Yoga with Bird (YouTube)
Silver Sneakers (YouTube). Designed for adults 65+
SwimOutlet- live at-home dryland workouts! Starting Monday, @erynkrouse will be hosting a fun IG Live workout from 10-11am PST! Miles McGriff @milesaheadfitness will be on Tues, Thur, & Fri. AND @lexiekellyswim will be on Wed Time to get your dryland workouts on!
U.S. Masters Swimming Dryland Workouts, Stretches for swimmers
FINA- Home Workouts
Arts and Crafts @ Home
Easy Origami- Origami Resource Center
Crafting- Naztazia (YouTube)
Crafts by Amanda - Free arts and crafts ideas
5 Min Crafts- YouTube Crafts
Craft projects - Sew, Knit, Crotchet, quilt, and fun for the family too!
Teach yourself to draw - Advice / Where to start? / Drawing tricks! / Sketching-basics / How to get the proportions right - faces / How to draw faces
Woodcarving-Carve along videos series - let’s carve together!
City of Emeryville
State of California - One stop shop for a number State resources.
Centers for Disease Control - CDC’s COVID-19 site.
211 for local services and assistance, visit 211.org/alamedacounty (or call 2-1-1 from any phone)
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda Kids- Resources for parents
Alameda County office of Education Meal Service
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) discount program
Recreation Resources available in Spanish
Alejandro Maldonado- Meditation Aquí hay un enlace para varios videos sobre meditación guiada. Están destinados a enseñarle varios ejercicios de respiración
Tai Chi for Beginners
Para aquellos que necesitan un descanso del mundo real, aquí hay un video sobre los fundamentos del tai chi.
Workout routine for Abs and Legs
¿No tienes acceso al gimnasio? No te preocupes! ¡Prueba esta rutina hecha para hacer en casa!
Museum @ Home
Smithsonian Institute: Take a virtual trip to the Smithsonian Institute.
Getty Museum: With more than 6,000 years worth of creative treasures, the Getty is one of the best places for art on the west coast of the US. virtual tour. As with several of our selection, Google Arts and Culture offers a “museum view” tool to look inside gallery spaces, with clickable artworks presenting further information.
Natural History Museum, London: From the diplodocus to the dodo, botany to butterflies, giant crystals to specimens in jars … the Natural History Museum’s vast collection has long been a favorite of both Londoners and tourists. Get lost in the corridors and gallery spaces – one treat is Dippy the dino, who despite recently going on tour still makes an appearance in the entrance hall in this interactive online guide.
NASA: Both Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston’s app.
National Women’s History Museum: Have a late International Women’s Day celebration with online exhibits and oral histories from the Virginia museum.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Though the Met Gala was cancelled this year, you can still have a peak at the The Costume Institute Conversation Lab, which is one of the institution’s 26 online exhibits.
Take a virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House.
Check out the mystery and history behind the house. Lowell Observatory Our friends at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona have a lot for us to enjoy from home. Follow them on Instagram @lowellobservatory for the latest and greatest!
Zoo and Aquariums @Home
Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.
National Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
Aquarium of the Pacific - A collection of webinars, live-cam footage and classes for all ages.
Virtual Tour of the Seattle Aquarium Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Google
Oakland Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between elephant, sun and black bears, and condors in one sitting.
San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo-Webcams
Houston Zoo-Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home!
Woodland Park Zoo-Watch live to keep up with your favorite animals in between visits.
ZooView.TV-A Milwaukee County Zoo and Zoological Society partnership
Arts and Culture @ Home
Broadway Plays and Musicals - 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals you can watch on stage from home
Virtual Opera Performances- Metropolitan Opera announced it would stream encore presentations on their website each night at 7:30 PM. You can also stream through the Met Opera’s on-demand app.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival- Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s brand-new digital platform that will bring us back together in the coming months by bringing OSF to you.
Cirque du Soleil-Discover a 60-minute special offering you some of our most iconic show moments. Enjoy a front-row seat to the larger-than-life shows of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and LUZIA, with never-before seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals - streaming free online
BBC Radio 4 - The History of the world - podcasts
Drama Online - Online theatrical performances
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Silk Road Home Sessions
California Chamber Orchestra - Mendelssohn Italian Symphony, I. Allegro vivace
New York Live Arts
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive
Harold Prince: The Director’s Life
Theater Works USA
Nature and Virtual Travel @ Home
Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world!
Yellowstone National Park: Virtually discover Yellowstone National Park
England: Tour England through this 360 video.
Colonial Williamsburg: Take a live look at Colonial Williamsburg.
The Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos geared towards school-aged children.
Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals from National Geographic.
Gardening - Guide to gardening for kids
Take a virtual visit and tour-Channel Islands National ParkCrater Lake National Park
the Denali National Park & Preserve’s- iconic mushing dogs and the flight path through aviation history to the revolutionary battle at Moores Creek and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers,
Tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience that lets you listen to the sounds of the National Parks
Filoli Gardens-Bloom Watch plus enjoy a stroll through the Garden from the comfort of your home! See the blooms in the Sunken Garden, Sundial, and Walled Garden.
Cooking @ Home
The Kitchn’s Cooking School-The Kitchn’s Cooking School is a 20-day, 20-lesson program where students tackle an essential cooking topic each day. You’ll even have homework! (Free to join at The Kitchn)
Food Techniques-BBC has a nice selection of cooking videos for people with a variety of skill levels. Don’t know how to cut an onion? There’s a class for that. But there are also classes on advanced techniques. (Free at BBC)
Kitchen Chemistry-Most people associate MIT with building those intense robots that rip each other apart in a ring, but MIT also posts online versions of real classes, including one called Kitchen Chemistry. (Free at MIT)
Delia Online Cookery School-Delia Online features a host of cooking technique articles of varying levels of difficulty. Each lesson has step-by-step instructions with photos. (Free at Delia Online)
Developing a Self-care plan
Self-Care Exercises and Activities
Learn4MentalHealth - How to stay calm
Tips for coping at home - Professor Susan Young
How to reduce high anxiety now: Thinking about past pleasant memories may help some people with immediate stress (article)
Free, daily meditation sessions online
WHO guidance to support mental health during this time
MIND coronavirus and your wellbeing
Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.
Connecting with Others
Call or Facetime a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
Write a letter.
Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Talking to Kids about COVID-19 - Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and Skype enable you to organize social meet-ups virtually, using video streams or shared screens to connect everyone in the party
Working and Teaching your Kids from Home
A Better Way to Homeschool - A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade.
Tips for Working from Home - Advice from PC Magazine for those who are able to work from home.
Exercise your Brain
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.