As beaches and parks continue to open up, we have more accessibility to outside. While this is great, these areas might be more populated than we anticipate since everyone is looking to spend more time outdoors after a couple months of quarantine. As we discussed in a previous blog, the essential factors to consider for infection risk is (1) how close you are to groups of people, (2) how long do you stay that environment and (3) how populated is that environment.
Activities such as going to the hairdresser or large, indoor gatherings such as bars or clubs are the most dangerous because you would be in close proximity to people for longer than a few, short minutes. While the outdoors is much more expansive, these factors are still important to keep in mind since the chances of running into other people is high. If you plan on burning some calories by going on a hike, walk, or even a stroll on the beach it's important to keep these things in mind:
1. Wear and mask and encourage your friends and family to do so as well.
2. Put distance between you and other groups by either taking a different route or circling them, maintaining a 6 feet difference.
3. Avoid going to popular beaches and trails.
4. Try to avoid popular times in the day.
We hope this was helpful to you! Delta Life Fitness wants to support your mental and physical wellbeing during this global health crisis and we hope that our content has given your day just a little bit more joy. Stay safe and stay healthy!