Why you should go outside during Coronavirus lockdown

Why you should go outside during Coronavirus lockdown

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Here is why you should go outside during the Coronavirus lockdown: 



It’s pretty simple; staying inside sitting on the couch for four weeks can be bad for your health; by going outside, you are getting natural sunlight that you need daily, even if the weather is an overcast.

Even though Winter is right around the corner, if the weather is sunny, take the chance to breathe the fresh air outdoors and go for a short walk around your neighborhood. 

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Consider that if you spot someone approaching you on the footpath ahead of you, be sure to keep a 2.5meter distance to ensure you do not spread the virus of COVID-19. This is important to keep in mind as the country is in complete lockdown.

Practicing social distancing requires you to keep your distance from others if they aren’t members in your bubble typically stay with the people you live with. Do not go to visit your neighbor or family member as that will not stop the spread of Coronavirus.

For anyone you live with e.g., your child, or partner, walking with them is okay because you are already in the same household and are in contact with them. If a member of your home is sick or in quarantine, they should be staying indoors and isolating themselves from the rest of the family.

You could also smile and wave while walking past someone but remember to keep your distance by 2.5meters. Do not stop to talk to the passer-by.

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Social distancing is practically treating it as everyone could potentially have the virus, but that doesn’t mean you can fear them or accuse them. Just keep your distance while walking and mind your own business; it’s about you staying healthy and the other passer-by staying healthy to unite against COVID-19.

Staying inside your home is bad for four weeks; it can take a toll on someone & can even make someone anxious and deprived. This is because you’re not staying healthy and fit while also keeping your mind active.

Especially when concerns about unemployment, the pausing of school, and uncertainties about bill payments begin to mount, finding little moments of escape can be crucial.

Stepping out for some fresh air can make a huge difference by improving your mental and physical health during this period of the Coronavirus outbreak around the world.

If you live near the beach, sure you can go to the beach but keep your distance; do not drive to the beach as you’re too far away and could spread the virus to other districts without having symptoms. Play it safe and keep it local, meaning keep it at your street/address location. 

A simple walk can increase energy levels, excitement, manage a healthy weight, prevent or manage various health conditions, including heart disease and high blood pressure, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your mood, and improve your balance and coordination.

But also you do not have to stay inside fearing you’d get Coronavirus with your door locked and barricaded. There are all kinds of things you can do outside, which could include doing gym-type exercises in your back yard, doing the gardens, work on your newest project, or even paint the house! It doesn’t have to be walking… it can be anything.




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28/03/20 at 11:21am

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