Those of you who attended my classes pre-pandemic know how I often would talk about the benefits of walking outdoors, especially in a more natural setting. Well, none of that has changed because of COVID-19. Get outside and maintain a safe distance of 6 feet and avoid other’s slipstream when walking, running, or biking behind someone.
Getting out for a walk might be easier now, especially if you usually have a commute that you do not need to make at the moment because of social distancing rules. Maybe you can start a new healthy habit that you will be able to maintain after the pandemic ends? Take advantage of this disruption of the ‘normal’ to do those things you usually know you should do but can’t. If you are not already walking for 30 minutes a day outdoors, you should add this to your list.
-Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP