Physical fitness is an important component of maintaining your health. It strengthens your body and all its systems. As such, it's important for you to continue your fitness regime during this ongoing pandemic, though you might find you need to allow yourself some flexibility to adjust to a dynamic set of circumstances.
Outdoor exercise is a relatively safe way to work out during this pandemic. You can maintain a safe distance from others relatively easily, whether you're walking, running, biking, hiking, or doing some other form of exercise outdoors. The farther away you can stay from other people the better, with six feet being the minimum recommended distance. If you're going to be in an area where it's difficult to maintain an appropriate distance, consider masking up to protect yourself and others. If you choose to work out with a partner, ensure all parties are healthy before meeting up.
Guidelines for Going to the Gym
Some gyms have been opening back up recently as cases of the virus drop in some areas. This can be awesome if your workout regime included days at the gym. Be aware that things might not be the same when you go back, however. You've probably seen various signs about reducing COVID-19 risk posted in many businesses. There's an excellent chance that you'll see some when you get back to the gym. Follow them to keep yourself and others safe and to help the gym stay open. While at the gym it's especially important that you avoid touching your face and that you wash your hands frequently and correctly. This will help you avoid picking up or spreading germs.
Modifying for Home
Of course, the safest place to work out right now is probably your own home. It's about as controlled an environment as you can get right now. If you don't have a home gym, no need to worry. You can make your own home gym with limited resources. Milk jugs and canned goods can become weights. You can use your own body weight to get a great workout too. If you want to use more standard fitness equipment, a yoga mat, exercise bands, and a couple of dumbbells are enough to get you going.
A pandemic is no good reason to stop pursuing your fitness goals. In fact, it's an excellent reason to continue being fit. You may find you need to make adjustments to your fitness regime during the pandemic, but by staying physically active and improving your fitness you will be taking important steps to keeping yourself healthy.
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