As lockdown rules are easing around California, more and more people are looking to outdoor exercise. Being outdoors is a great way to give your mental health a boost, as well as to get your heart and lungs working. After staying at home for weeks on end, many people are craving a change of scene. Trails, beaches, and parks are opening slowly. It’s important to observe best practices to keep your risk of contracting coronavirus low. Best practices protect you, your household, and anyone you come into contact with.
Outdoor Exercise is Safest with a Mask On
There are two basic aspects of coronavirus best practices. The first is physical distancing, which means staying at least six feet away from others. Second, you want to wear a mask. In order to maintain physical distance, you should avoid crowds. The most popular trails and beaches in some areas are still closed to the public. In other places, they are open, but people are asked to be mindful of how many people are present before entering the area. If you see a crowded parking lot at a trailhead, it’s a good idea to find a less crowded spot for your walk.
Summer time in California means heading to the beach. We can continue that tradition this summer, but we may have to make some changes. Different municipalities have various restrictions on beach activities. Some are asking that people not lounge on the beach. But you can get plenty of outdoor exercise. Walking and jogging along the shore are just fine. Surfing and swimming are allowed, too. As more businesses open, you may be able to rent a canoe or kayak. These activities are easy to do while keeping a safe distance from others.
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We hope everyone is able to have a safe, fun summer enjoying the California sun. We are open for EMG/NCS testing. Our staff is taking every possible precaution to keep the office sanitized. Feel free to contact us for an appointment.