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an elderly man and woman walking on green grass
Jun 08

Walk With Ease (WWE) Self-Guided Program June - July

Are you looking to start walking, but not able to commit to an in-person walking group at this time? If so, SDSU Extension is excited to offer an online self-directed walking program to jumpstart your walking goals.

Walk With Ease, Health, Physical Activity

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Keep Moving Indoors

There are so many opportunities to squeeze in activity during the day. The current Physical Activity Guidelines say that any activity counts towards meeting the recommended 150 minutes of activity each week. So, get creative, find what you enjoy and keep your body moving as much as possible every day. 

A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for the seated twist yoga pose. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.

Gentle Yoga

The practice of yoga uses postures, breath work, and meditation to bring balance to the mind and body. Gentle yoga uses physical postures that are accessible to most people and that are done at a slower pace while being held for longer.

A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for a weighted squat exercise. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.

Weighted Exercises

Strength training is an important way to keep your body moving and in optimal health. Strengthening your muscles also helps your body perform everyday activities with ease and comfort.

A young female child with red hair running outside alongside a puppy.

Running Around Like Crazy! It’s Ok!

Who remembers hearing their dad say, “You kids should go outside and run around and let off some steam?" This statement couldn’t be truer today than it was 20-40 years ago. Even if you live in town and don’t have direct access to nature, go visit a playground or park and spend time outdoors in a natural environment.

an elderly man and woman walking on green grass
Apr 06

Walk With Ease (WWE) Self-Guided Program April - May

Are you looking to start walking, but not able to commit to an in-person walking group at this time? If so, SDSU Extension is excited to offer an online self-directed walking program to jumpstart your walking goals.

Walk With Ease, Health, Physical Activity

a couple walking with their dog in the woods

Benefits of Walking

Walking is inexpensive, safe, easy, and a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits.

Brain Breaks in the Classroom program graphic

Brain Breaks in the Classroom

Do your students struggle with behavior or staying on task? Boost your classroom productivity with Brain Breaks!

A young woman lifting weights.

Weightlifting for Beginners

Resistance training or weightlifting is one of the four components of fitness. It can be scary to start resistance training if you have never lifted weights before, but these tips and tricks will set you on the right path for the weight floor!

Young woman demonstrating the Superman Pull core exercise.

Building a Strong Core

The midsection is a part of the body that many individuals strive to sculpt, strengthen and increase lean muscle tissue. While it may be easy to think of the core as just the abdominals, it involves many more muscles.