The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health experts recommend that we keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other people and avoid crowded places to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get the 150 to 300 minutes a week of exercise recommended for most people.
And there’s good reason to make a point of staying active. For one thing, exercise helps your immune system stay healthy. And that’s very important right now. It’s also a great way to cope with the stress and anxiety you may be feeling.
Even cities and states that have asked residents to stay home still allow people to go outside for exercise as long as you practice social distancing. So there’s nothing stopping you from tried-and-true activities like taking a walk, a run or a bike ride nearby.
Or you can get creative with close-to-home activities like these:
For more ideas on coping with social distancing, visit our Coronavirus topic center.