Staying Healthy During COVID-19
We've all heard many different opinions about COVID-19 and what you should or should not be doing to stay safe. The experts agree: physical activity improves how you feel each and every day. Exercise also improves your sleep patterns and reduces anxiety - all the more reason to stay active right now!
Social distancing is SO important, but it’s also a no-brainer that staying active generally gives your body added protection if you do come into contact with the virus that causes COVID-19.
So what can YOU do?
Quick note: According to CDC if you have pre-existing health issues, like diabetes, obesity, or asthma, you are at risk for complications, so stay safe and follow your doctor’s recommendations.
- Social distance. The CDC recommends you stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household to help stop the spread of COVID-19. And don’t forget your mask!
- Get your heart rate up. According to the Mayo Clinic and Department of Health and Human Services, you need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of both.
- Work out with us 2-3 times a week. The DHHS recommendations mean you only need to attend 3 CG workouts at the most per week! We have 4,000+ outdoor (socially distanced) and virtual Camp options each week to suit your needs.
- Soak up some vitamin D. The Times of Israel shared a study which found those with higher vitamin D levels tend to test negative for COVID-19 more often. Spend time outside (safely) by going to Camp, going on a walk or even spending time in your own backyard!
- Call up a buddy for accountability. Working out is easier when you know a friend is counting on you... so reach out to a friend and make a pact to work out 3 times per week. Check in at the end of the week to make sure you both reached your goal.
- Eat the nutrients your body needs. This includes protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates. Make sure you’re hitting any calorie and macronutrient recommendations before changing your diet. If you need more in-depth advice (or have a medical condition), reach out to a certified Nutritionist to develop a plan to meet your body’s specific needs.
- Rest. Adults need 6-8 hours of sleep every night, so choose a time and set a goal to be in bed at that time each night (avoid the urge to stay up late and watch TV).
- Drink that H2O. According to U.S. News Health, it is recommended to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every single day. Buy a water bottle and keep it with you to remember to hydrate!
We hope all of our Campers can remain healthy and safe during this time. Take care of your body so it can take care of you!
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