Videos

Cooking With Wellness Series
Cooking With Wellness is a series of 17 videos covering a variety of cooking topics including Indian cooking, plant based eating (vegan and gluten free), easy dinners, healthy greens, fermented foods, and stir fry meals. Demos presented by Cornell Wellness staff Beth McKinney, RDN, Erin Harner, RDN and guest cook Radhika Nayak.

  • Indian Cooking: Jeera Rice - Watch video - Jeera Rice-Print recipe - Kadhai Paneer-Print recipe - Aloo Gobi-Print recipe - Radhika Nayak, an accomplished Indian cook and instructor, makes three dishes: 1) jeera rice, a simple rice dish flavored with cumin seeds; 2) kadhai paneer, cubed curd cheese and bell peppers sautéed in spicy tomato gravy; and 3) aloo gobi, a main dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and a blend of spices.
  • Plant Based Eating: Vegan and Gluten Free: Minestrone with Kale and Quinoa - Watch video - Print recipe - Erin Harner, RDN, makes Minestrone with Kale and Quinoa.
  • Plant Based Eating: Vegan and Gluten Free: Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding - Watch video - Print recipe - Erin Harner, RDN, makes Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding.
  • Easy Dinner: Fish En Papillote - Watch Video - Print recipe - Learn a quick way to cook fish fillets and vegetables in a parchment paper wrapper.
  • Easy Dinner: Lo Mein - Watch Video - Print recipe - Learn how to use pre-cooked lo mein noodles for an inexpensive, quick, and tasty meal.
  • Easy Dinner: One Pot Indian - Watch Video - Print recipe - See how easy it is to incorporate Indian flavors into a simple yet healthy meal.
  • Easy Dinners: One Pot Mexican - Watch Video - Print recipe - Everything cooks together – including the rice – in this quick and easy dinner.
  • Healthy Greens: Zesty Kale Chips - Watch Video - Print recipe - See how easy it is to enjoy crispy kale with a simple twist on this basic recipe.
  • Healthy Greens: Swiss Chard Salad - Watch Video - Print recipe - Using the entire leaf, this salad offers another way to enjoy the abundance of seasonal greens.
  • Healthy Greens: Easy Leafy Green Sauté - Watch Video - Print recipe - This recipe shows collard greens, but you can substitute any leafy green for this simple sauté.
  • Healthy Greens: Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie - Watch Video - Print recipe - Tastes great and is great for you. This green smoothie can be easily adapted using any greens you happen to have available.
  • Fermented Foods: Kombucha - Watch Video - Print recipe - Learn how to make this fermented and slightly fizzy ice tea beverage. This fermented food provides healthy probiotics.
  • Fermented Foods: How to Make Yogurt - Watch Video - Print recipe - See just how easy it is to make yogurt at home. Live active cultures provide your body with healthy probiotics for improving gut health.
  • Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut–Fermenting at Home - Watch Video - Print recipe - With only 2 ingredients, learn how to make sauerkraut at home. This fermented food provides healthy probiotics.
  • Stir Fry Meals: Ma Po TofuWatch Video - Print recipe - This is a vegetarian version of a popular Chinese dish.
  • Stir Fry Meals: Kung Pao Chicken Watch Video - Print recipe - An easy and tasty dish with chicken, peppers, and peanuts.
  • Stir Fry Meals: Salmon Teriyaki Watch Video - Print recipe - A quick way to enjoy flavorful fish for dinner.

Watch These 5 Minute Food Videos
Enjoy these 5 minute food videos created by Cornell Wellness' nutrition intern Julia. Watch and learn.

Wellness At Cornell!
11 Cornellians share what the word 'wellness' means to them, how the university supports their pursuit of well-being, and more.12 min video collage.

Body Weight Exercise Routine
Description: Are you looking for a complete body workout that you can do anywhere, with as little as 7 exercises? Using your own body weight, Jenn, Matt, and Kerry, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness and Cornell Fitness Centers, will lead you through 7 exercises that only require yourself and a box to step up onto. Thorough demonstrations for each exercise, along with several different exercise modifications are shown. This exercise routine consists of: Squats, Step-Ups, Arm Circles & Overhead Press, Push-Ups, Back Extensions, Bridges, and Heel Taps. Body Weight exercise video.

Dumbbell Exercise Routine
Description: Try this effective dumbbell exercise routine to build your strength or endurance. Jenn, Matt, and Kerry, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness and Cornell Fitness Centers, will lead you through a full body workout with dumbbells. Some exercise modifications are demonstrated, and a few exercises are performed from two viewpoints, for ease of learning. Using dumbbells as resistance not only builds the muscles you are specifically targeting but also engages the surrounding stabilizing muscles and your core. This exercise routine consists of: Chest Flys, Pullovers, Bentover Row, Tricep Kickback, Bicep Curls, Forward Lunges, Side Lunges, and Calf Raises.Dumbbell exercise video.

12-Minute Partner Strength Training Workout
Want to get a quick workout in at the office, at home, or while traveling? Do you have a friend who you want to workout with? Follow along with Jennifer Bennett, exercise physiologist from the Cornell Wellness, as she guides LaWanda and Kerry through a 12-minute strength training program for the upper body, using resistance bands and exercise tubing. Strength Training video.

Posturally Speaking: Exercises Behind the Science
Learn tips and tricks to help diminish stress and strain to your neck and upper back resulting from your work environment. After viewing this video, you will have tools and simple exercises to help you combat a forward head posture and other poor postural positions that produce pain. Lab/workshop session presented by Gannett Physical therapists Susan Geisler, PT, ATC and Peter Abbass, DPT, ATC. Wellness staff served as "models" for demonstrations during the lab. Posturally speaking video. Workshop outline. Handout.

Exercise While Traveling
It is very important to keep your exercise routine going when you are on the go. I know that it is hard, but I also know that it is possible. My plan is to show you how you can do different strength exercises anywhere you go with no equipment and with resistance exercise bands. I will show you how you can increase and decrease the level of the exercises so that they will fit your personal ability level. Presenter: Iris Gronau, part time personal trainer and group exercise instructor for Cornell Wellness, has a B.Ed in physical education from the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute, Israel and specialized in physical activity for older adults from 1997 to 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Physical Therapy (B.P.T) from the University of Haifa, Israel, between 2003-2007 and Hydrotherapy for Allied Health Professionals, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel, from 2007-2008. Exercise while traveling video. Handout.

Chair Stretches Exercise Routine
Try these six flexibility exercises to reduce tightness and stress that has gathered throughout your whole body. These exercises are all designed to be performed while you are seated and supported by a chair. Take a few minutes to stretch the muscles that are tight and tighten the muscles that are too loose from repeatedly doing work or school tasks such as typing on a computer, reading through books, and texting on your mobile devices. Kerry and TJ, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness, will lead you through six stretches including: Neck Retractions, Shoulder Blade Retractions, Abdominal Stretch, T-Spine Rotations, Hamstring Stretch, and Ankle Mobility. Chair stretches exercise routine video.

Core Strengthening And Back Pain Prevention Routine
Performing a few exercises a couple of times per week that strengthen your core can have a positive impact on all parts of your life. A strong core can improve performance for weekend warriors, contribute to better posture, and help to prevent low back pain flare-ups. Using your own body weight, Kerry and TJ, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness, will lead you through 6 exercises that only require yourself and a comfortable floor mat. Thorough demonstrations for each exercise, including a few variations, and a helpful tips section, are included. This exercise routine consists of: Cat/Cow Stretch, Birddog, McGill Curl-Up, Side Plank, Hip Bridge, and Deadbug. Core strengthening and back pain prevention routine.