Outside workouts safer than gyms during COVID-19 pandemic

Outdoor workouts are a safer option than exercising inside a gym during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to I-Min Lee, professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Outside, it’s more likely that any potential virus in the air will disperse, she said in an August 20, 2020 story on the website Popsugar. But Lee said that those exercising outdoors should still heed safety guidelines such as wearing a mask, distancing from others, and frequently washing their hands.

For those who do choose to exercise indoors among others, Lin advised looking into how often workout areas are sanitized, whether attendees are wearing masks, and whether they are properly spaced at equipment and in classes.

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