Working Out Responsibly Outside During Quarantine

As millions of Americans continue to shelter in place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been the status quo for over a month now, many folks are getting slightly more relaxed about restricting themselves from outdoor experiences. That’s okay, as long as we’re not coming into contact with each other. Instead of getting your workout in whenever you feel like it, not to mention spending long periods of time doing your workout (which prevents others from enjoying the same experience), it’s a better idea to work out outdoors more consciously.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways to get your workout in without going back on your civic duties.

First, if you’re going to run, do it alone or with someone in your household, and make sure that you go during low-traffic times, like sunrise, or even during the evening time. Try to run on trails instead of on the sidewalk, so you don’t expose any pedestrians to your germs.

Instead of gunning for that 6-10 mile mark, run 3-5 miles — don’t take more than you need during this time. This will also limit your own exposure as well.

If you have a yard, front or back, utilize that in your workout efforts. Do some kettlebell workouts or bodyweight workouts while soaking up some sun.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how we’re helping our patients and community during this time. Stay safe and stay well!

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