How to Stay Active While Practicing Social Distancing

Around the world, people are experiencing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the recommendation of social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus, most of us will be remaining home during the next few weeks or months. You’ve likely seen races canceled, travel limited, and working from home encouraged in recent days. But social distancing doesn’t have to equal becoming sedentary; here are our best tips for staying active while protecting those around you.

Woman running down a road.

Avoid Group Gatherings

If they haven’t already been canceled, take a rain check from upcoming races, group outings, and large gatherings. We protect each other by keeping a safe distance, and we can sacrifice weekend trips and parties to slow the spread.

If You Have Access, Go Outside

Regulations and quarantine rules are changing every day. But as long as allowed, social distancing can include getting your daily dose of fresh air. Get your body moving with a neighborhood run, a quiet hike with your family in an uncrowded location, or a ride down a gravel road. Fresh air is nourishing for both the body and the mind, and we need it now more than ever.

If You Can’t Get Out, Get Moving

Follow your local government regulations - if you’re supposed to remain inside, you can still get your blood pumping without endangering others. You can find virtual races, yoga classes, bodyweight exercises, and at-home workouts online; try out a variety to see which ones resonate with you. Do some stretches on your balcony or in your backyard because as we know, moving outside is so important for your mental health. Video chat a friend and challenge them to your favorite killer ab workout or turn working out into a game with your kids who are likely home from school. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or a family dance party can get the blood pumping and melt the stress away.

Woman riding a mountain bike down a path.

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