Workouts can be so much more fun when you have company, but is it safe to work out with a friend during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to know about exercising with a friend right now.
Staying Fit by Yourself
You shouldn’t feel guilty if this year wasn’t your time to shine in any way, including fitness. Being the strongest or fittest may not be your priority right now and that’s okay. This can be especially true for people who are used to exercising in groups and now have to do the same activities at home, with nobody by their side.
Depending on where you live, it may be more or less risky to spend time with people outside of your household, whether that means exercising together in the park or somewhere else. As long as you follow social distancing rules, working out with a friend shouldn’t be a risk.
What about gyms, swimming pools, and other sports facilities? They are closed in some places and open in others, but it’s still best to avoid them for now. It’s not easy to make sure you’re not crossing paths with an infected person in such settings and you can see why that’s risky behavior.