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Information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and exercise

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Dear friends,

UPDATE! March 24th, 2020

The latest government advice is that we must stay at home and only go outside for essential journeys (listed below). Luckily for us at the moment, we are allowed to take exercise outside once a day. BUT please be sensible about this, and THINK before you do anything. The guidance is that we should maintain 2 METRES distance from each other, but you should regard this as a MINIMUM. If you go out and find that the area where you usually run is crowded, I suggest you find somewhere quieter to exercise, or turn around and exercise at home that day. By doing this you can save lives!!!

I sincerely hope that most of us will still be able to run outside throughout the coming months! Here follows the most recent guidelines, and our recommendations for keeping fit and healthy:

★ Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

- to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to

- to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with

- for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person

- to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

- if you do go outside, stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people

Go to the NHS Website for advice about how to protect yourself and others from the virus:

nhs.uk/conditions/coronavir...

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADVICE MAY CHANGE OVER TIME SO THE NHS PAGES MAY BE TEMPORARILY OUT OF DATE!!!

Try not to worry!

You have many friends here to talk to ❤️

Please do not give up on your exercise, but do be realistic!

If you are unwell, take a break - exercise will always be waiting for you when you are better.

If you are feeling well enough to exercise, but can't go for a run outside, there is plenty you can do at home to keep fit! For a start, I suggest you take a scroll through the Strength & Flex community:

healthunlocked.com/strength...

And there are many amazing resources available online. We will be posting some recommendations in the coming weeks, so look out for those - and please post about your own indoor workouts!

Wishing you health and happiness,

roseabi, on behalf of the Admin Team

March 13th, 2020

Updated March 24th, 2020

Image source: BBC

15 Replies
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Thank you so much for this roseabi, is is great to feel part of these little communities and I am sure we will all helps to keep each other’s spirits up at this challenging time. Take care. Rfc xxx

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Thank you 🙂

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate

Thanks for this 😊

We can all try to keep each others spirits up.

Keep safe everyone, and happy running 🏃 where possible 👍

jorgeRuns
jorgeRunsGraduate

Thank you roseabi 🙂

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate

At least we can all get together on here without fear of catching anything 😊😊😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Jogunlikely

Absolutely! xx

Thanks for all the great advice ,

Loving all those podcasts on strength and flex. I’m sure we can all stay active

Keep on running!! 😀👍🏻

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

Or you could do what this guy did if you have to isolate!

google.com/amp/s/www.busine...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Smelliepoo

Absolutely! 😄😄😄

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Good advice from you, almost all gyms in the UK and Europe are currently closed.

I walk, run or bike ride outside, at home I have a yoga mat, I do planks, sit ups, push ups, I also have a pair of 5 Kilogram kettlebells, I do excersises with them.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to AlMorr

Yes, I need to update these posts!

Well done, AlMorr, sounds like you've got a good routine going xxx

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to roseabi

👍

Monday 7 mile run plus gym workout Tuesday flat fast reps plus gym workout Wednesday 5 mile run in 45 min today gym workout then hill reps tonight Friday nice run with the wife and Saturday no training Sunday 14-15 mile long run 😉👍

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to Kevtrev

Well done Kev, you got everything going for you.

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Thank you! Strange times.

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