As the coronavirus becomes the #1 topic around the globe, we’d like to help our members understand some basic guidelines and tips that can aid in actively reducing our risk of exposure. We all have information coming at us from thousands of sources, but it’s important that we cut through the noise and understand what’s accurate to help protect ourselves and the people around us. The New York Times recommends wearing a mask in public, socially distancing in public, and washing our hands vigilantly.
Wearing a Mask
Choose a mask that has two or more layers of washable fabric such as 100% cotton. Cover your mouth and nose with a snug fitting mask. It may also help to regularly wash your masks. Avoid wearing masks intended for hospital workers.
Wash Your Hands
Scrub your hands with soap whenever possible or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol as an alternative. Avoid using your hands when possible and instead try to use your knuckles on knobs/buttons and your shoulders to open doors, etc.
Stay at home if you can, even if you’re feeling fighting fit! By reducing your interaction with others and avoiding social gathering places in general, you’ll be doing your part to help protect yourself as well as preventing the spread of this virus. If it’s absolutely necessary to go out, avoid using public transportation when possible. If you need to get some fresh air, go for walks alone or with your housemates but remember to keep a distance of six feet apart from others.
Sharing = Caring (Not in this Situation!)
The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) recommends that gym/studio owners and their members can actively play a part in ensuring the cleanliness of their facilities. If you have equipment at home, make a point of bringing your own props like mats and blocks for your next class. Clean public surfaces and gym equipment with a disinfectant in between classes or sessions.
We’re all doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as best we can, but most importantly, let’s all try to stay sane and healthy in the midst of this chaos. Join the at-home training movement and use your trusted Workout Trainer app to stay active during lockdown periods or self-isolation. Invite your friends and loved ones to train with you online and send them daily workout challenges to keep them moving while they are stuck inside. Download the free Workout Trainer app on your Android or iOS devices and let’s stay active together!
Image Courtesy of UCLA Health: https://www.uclahealth.org/coronavirus
We are in a difficult time but one thing remains clear — our commitment to raising our health within our community at large. Our collective efforts to stay healthy during this time will carry us through this.