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Keep Your Mind And Body Healthy

The sunshine exercise solution for coronavirus blues. Shut-in, locked down, and stuck. It's easy to feel glum right now, after 3 months of coronavirus and still no true end in sight. But there's a bright side to the latest news. And we mean that literally. If you're worried about going outside and the thought of even talking to a neighbor through the hedge has you nervous, We get it. Watching the news has many of us feeling that way. But if stepping out the front door fills you with dread I have the scoop on a new report which could deliver just the breath of fresh air you need right now.

The Uk are already easing restrictions. Yours may be too. But there's mote to the story. And not only can that "more" help put your mind at ease. It could give you the confidence you need to finally get outside and enjoy the fresh air, along with the many benefits for your mind, body, and spirit that come with it.
According to the British experts the risk of getting the infection while outside is far lower than it is indoors. The sheer volume of air outside not to mention the breeze rapidly dilutes the virus, unlike in closed-up spaces indoors where it can accumulate and circulate. In addition, the UV light of the sun can quickly damage the virus itself, making it harder to survive on surfaces. In other words, they say UK citizens should get outside and exercise where they not only can enjoy the great weather, but they could even chat with friends and neighbors as long as we stick to social distancing rules of 2 meters or 6 feet or more. And of course we’ve also being told to wear masks when around other people and continue to wash the hands frequently.

For your health and wellbeing head outside. As far back as March, the CDC said it believed it takes about 15 minutes of close contact with someone who has the virus to get sick. In other words, casually passing someone ideally from six feet, 2 meters or more outside does not appear to pose much of a risk. However, because the virus is so new. and so little is known about it most guidelines err on the side of caution. Remember our favorite motto, "better safe than sorry." And of course all bets are off if during even a brief encounter someone coughs or sneezes on you. Which is why keeping your distance and wearing your mask remain critical even when outside. But as long as you're following the general guidelines and avoiding crowds, experts confirm it's relatively safe to get out and enjoy yourself to the park, to the beach, or even simply around your own neighborhood. Just be sure to stick close to home.

Being outside is great for physical health and your mental wellbeing, too. And it's especially important for the production of vitamin D and release of artery opening nitric oxide, when it comes to the coronavirus and heading outside the experts says on their own website. "Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others." Like I said British health authorities' advice on heading outside isn't all that different. And after all this time under lockdown I think we can all agree it's just great to get out again.