On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Allied nations and Germany reached an armistice, thus ending “the war to end all wars”—better known as World War I. Since then, we’ve been honoring our country’s veterans every November 11. (The holiday was originally called Armistice Day, but in 1954 Congress replaced “Armistice” with “Veterans” to honor and commemorate the patriotism and sacrifice of all American veterans of all wars.) 

In recognition of this monumental holiday and as a tribute to our veterans, LivingHealthy presents a workout synonymous with military training: push-ups. Try doing five sets of 10 for each exercise, and put your knees on the ground for assistance if you need to.

If you’re interested in supporting veterans with a donation, consider their health and well-being and check out the Veterans Yoga Project or The Soldiers Project. 



  1. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Canine Companions for Independence
  3. Veterans Yoga Project
  4. The Soldiers Project