After a few days of being cooped up inside, you begin to yearn for the vast fields and crisp air outside your door. It could even seem as if you would never be permitted to leave the house again—how unfortunate at this time of year. However, social withdrawal should not entail spending the entire day indoors.
Even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, being outside is still probably going to be better for you than bad, whether you’re itching to run for miles or you just want to walk around the neighbourhood. You can prevent both cabin fever and the coronavirus by adhering to these recommendations, which also include advice from the CDC, and you’ll be able to prepare for the Prevention Virtual Walk on October 3 by doing so.
Don’t be afraid to go outside.
Yes, as long as you’re in good health and don’t belong to a high-risk group, it’s still completely fine to go outside and exercise. In reality, the CDC includes recommendations for physical activity i
It has been demonstrated that exercise strengthens the immune system. Getting moderate exercise can “impron its advice on maintaining health. Create a list of enjoyable personal self-care activities, they advise, adding the recommendation to “exercise frequently.”ve immune defence activity and metabolic health,” making you healthier all over, according to a 2018 meta-analysis.
Even shelter-in-place orders, like the one that is presently in effect in San Francisco, permit outside exercise while prohibiting other activities like getting a haircut, going shopping for non-essentials, and even hosting dinner parties. Simply put, getting outside is essential. Complete lockdowns, like the one in Italy, are a different matter, but up until you experience one at home, you ought to be able to go outdoors to work out and breathe some fresh air.
Keep your distance from others or put on a mask.
Going outside isn’t a free-for-all, though; the CDC advises keeping a minimum of six feet between you and other people. According to the CDC, “the virus is thought to spread primarily from person to person.” “Put distance between yourself and other individuals” is the most effective strategy for halting the spread of COVID-19.
So, the best initial line of protection when going outside is to maintain your distance. Consider parks, trails, and even deserted neighbourhood streets as locations where you know there won’t be a lot of people. Seeing other individuals isn’t necessarily a bad thing; just keep at least a six-foot distance and carry on with your normal walking or running.
Keeping a distance is the easiest approach to avoid donning a mask. You don’t need to wear one if you can maintain a safe distance from other people in your environment, but you should put one on if you can’t.