COVID & Exercise

COVID & Exercise

Exercise is good! but be careful around others.

Studies show that moderate exercise can increase immune function.

Can outdoor exercise increase transmission of COVID-19?

Maybe. The number of viral particles increases due to heavier breathing. But you can decrease that risk.

  1. Increase physical distancing beyond 6 feet to avoid viral particles breathed out by walkers, runners, and cyclists.
  2. Avoid walking directly behind people not in your household.
  3. Avoid exercising in areas that are highly populated.

If you are planning on going to a gym or doing other indoor activities, wear a mask.