Being outdoors is far safer than indoors in terms of your COVID-19 risk, according to a recent Washington Post analysis. Research has so far confirmed the benefits of being outside. A study in Japan found that the coronavirus was nearly 19 times more likely to be spread in a closed environment. A study of 318 outbreaks in China found all occurred indoors. And a database of published studies, government and media reports on coronavirus clusters identified worldwide found that 96 percent were associated with indoor settings. Yes, you still need to be cautious, but get outside and exercise. Go for a walk, run on the beach, or play with your kids outside. It’s fun. It’s healthy. And you most likely will avoid COVID-19.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book