Being outside for at least 15-30 minutes every day helps us in so many ways, especially during a pandemic ~ most importantly, it offers an emotional boost and can help you feel less tense, stressed, angry or depressed.
Is it safe to be outside during a pandemic? The answer is: ABSOLUTELY!
From the Mayo Clinic's website: "When you're outside, fresh air is constantly moving, dispersing these droplets, so you're less likely to breathe in enough of the respiratory droplets containing the virus that causes COVID-19 to become infected. Be sure to wear a mask when you can't maintain distance from others."
20 ideas to safely jumpstart your new outside routine during the winter (and a pandemic):
1. Take a morning walk
2. Take a nature walk
3. Workout outside (you'll be amazed how quickly you warm up!)
4. Cross country ski
5. Go sledding
6. Fly a kite
7. Get a pair of snow shoes and go exploring
8. Lace up your sneakers and go for a run (hint: duct tape the top front of your shoes to keep your feet dry in the snow)
9. Live somewhere warm? Go for a swim in the ocean!
10. Go for a hike
11. Practice your handstands in a grassy (or snowy) field
12. Take your dog for a long walk
13. Bundle up and ride your bike
14. Blow bubbles with your kids (in the winter, they turn into ice bubbles)
15. Jump on a trampoline
16. Prepare your garden for spring
17. Hula hoop in the snow (trust us, it's fun!)
18. Try a polar bear swim
19. Mountain climb
20. Walk on the earth (grass, dirt path, etc.) to reset your connection to the earth's electromagnetic field