Staying physically active is among the best techniques to maintain your body and brain resilient. But exercising in a fitness center or visiting a yoga studio might not be in the cards this summer to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Open spaces are probably the best and safest option right now.
In many regions across the Nation, people can Visit parks, trails, and open spaces to remain active. And there’s an additional psychological health boost to be in areas where Mother Nature is on screens, such as parks, nature trails, beaches, and gardens. Additionally, it is a safe way to get in touch with family and friends outside your household.
Be Ready to Be Safe
Follow a few simple steps and exercise social distancing to help protect you and others from COVID-19:
- See parks that are close to home: Traveling long distances may ask that you stop along the road and maintain close contact with other people, such as rest stops or gas stations, or with surfaces infected with the coronavirus.
- Prepare before you see: Make sure the park or outdoor recreation facility is available, and if the visitor centers, concessions, and toilet facilities are also available. Check with the local health department and state or community leaders for the hottest social distancing advice and staying safe.
- Stay at least six feet apart from others: If that is not possible because of over-crowding, pick a unique outdoor location to go to that day.
- Wash frequently with soap and water for at least 20 minutes: Do this after using the toilet, before and after eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Consider wearing a face-covering: Some recreational areas, together with state and local social distancing advice, may require or strongly advise wearing one. It should cover your mouth and nose securely.
There are still plenty of outdoor physical Actions to enjoy this summer. The key is to follow social distancing guidelines while performing them:
- Swimming (at uncrowded beaches)
- Paddling canoes and kayaks
- Practicing yoga and tai chi in the park
- Tennis or badminton
- Lawn bowling or lawn croquet
What about playgrounds, swimming pools, water playgrounds, and water parks?
Check with local centers about the security of Visiting these areas this summer. They might be overly crowded and hard to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.
The bottom line:
We all have to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 to protect ourselves, our loved ones and friends, and The community in which we reside. And if You’re feeling sick, always stay home and call your doctor for the best way to treat your symptoms.