It is no secret that almost all of us have been spending most of our time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. With many areas enforcing a shelter in place tactic, some of us are wondering if it is okay to go outdoors for a walk or jog. For those who naturally exercise regularly or for those who just want to get out of the house for a bit to refresh here are some important safety tips we, Great Neck Family Foot Care, want to share with you!
Yes, as long as you continue to practice social distancing from others! When you are in a crowded space, and if someone sneezes or coughs, droplets can land on surfaces that you may end up touching. This could then lead you to turn around and touch your face, leading to the spread of the coronavirus.
So, the best course of action when going outdoors is to remain in isolation. Make sure to stay at least six feet away from others and follow these important safety measures when walking outside:
Additionally, do wear proper footwear that has the appropriate fit, level of support and comfort for your feet. Also, dress appropriately for weather conditions and always carry plenty of water!
When heading out for your walk, make sure you are wearing proper footwear! Meaning your shoes fit appropriately, as well as provide both support and comfort. Aside from having the right walking shoes, there are a few other ways you can keep your feet and ankles healthy while still getting outside and enjoying some fresh air:
Generally, if you are going out for a walk or jog you should go alone. The virus can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or breathing near someone who may have it.
If you have any questions or concerns or need to contact a podiatrist, contact us at Great Neck Family Foot Care today! We are now offering telemedicine appointments with our telemedicine podiatrist on Long Island, to continue to treat our patients as well as taking proper precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.