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Unique Exercises to Spice Up Your Workout Routine

Unique Exercises to Spice Up Your Workout Routine

Many of us are holed up in our houses this summer and not as active as normal. This has lead to the inevitable five pounds of extra weight dubbed the Covid 5. Others have more time than ever to stick to a workout routine now that they aren’t working or commuting to work.

Whichever situation you find yourself in, this might be a good time to consider a fresh approach to exercise, perhaps a routine that addresses more than just how much you weigh or how you look in your clothes. There are plenty of mini-routines for exercisers of all levels. Some can help improve digestion, sleep, hypertension, diabetes and general stress levels, in addition to making us feel better about what we see in the mirror.

I”ve scoured the Internet to find some unusual options. I’ll bet there are a few on this list you have never tried. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’ve curated several of the best links I’ve found for your reference. Use these to liven up your workout routine and address specific conditions, like stress reduction, cardiovascular health, weight loss, diabetes and more.


Therapeutic Tremoring to SHAKE OFF Stress and Trauma

Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) – Video Demonstration


STRETCHING Safely for Improved Blood Flow and Multiple Benefits

Reported Benefits of STRETCHING on Skeletal Muscle of Elderly or Injured


The Best Mind-Body Exercise…CRAWLING


17 Benefits of BOUNCING on a Trampoline

BOUNCING Without a Trampoline


STRENGTH TRAINING as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

STRENGTH TRAINING Particularly Important for Seniors

Benefits of WEIGHT TRAINING Video



Benefits of INTERVAL TRAINING for Diabetics


In Ayurveda, we understand that exercise is an essential part of everyone’s daily routine. Without some form of it, it’s difficult to maintain our health, particularly as we age. I encourage you to try one or more of these unique additions to your workout, keeping in mind that cross-training, or including a variety of different types of exercise into a weekly or monthly routine, is always the best. 


The sole purpose of this article is to provide information about the tradition of Ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or email Karen Callahan at