Maintaining Physical Activity Amidst COVID-19 and Social Distancing
Coronavirus is causing significant disruptions to all areas of life and presents a serious threat to health. The American Physical Therapy Association supports following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for remaining safe and avoiding unnecessary exposure, which includes staying home and distancing yourself from others when possible.
But practicing social distancing doesn’t mean that you have to stop being physically active. Getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity for your age and ability helps to maintain and to improve overall health, and it is perhaps even more important during stressful times like these.
First, follow CDC guidelines for personal health habits to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. Then, take advantage of the following tips and resources that you can use to maintain your health and fitness, while doing your part to stop the spread of the virus.
Health & Wellness Tips
For Older Adults and Caregivers
Activities For Kids of All Abilities
Motivation: Move More, Feel Better