Time outdoors is good for our mental health, but if we get too close, it could affect our physical health. We encourage you to get out and enjoy the summer while implementing some healthy habits.
Hand Sanitizer at the Ready
Carry hand sanitizer in case you need to touch a handrail, door, or friendly dog.
Share the Trail
If you can’t get 6 feet apart from someone, turn your head away and pull on your mask and yield to whoever is going uphill.
Keep Moving on Sidewalks
Take your conversation to the yard or Zoom. Leave the sidewalks for people who are moving.
Crowded parking lot?
Move along to the next trailhead.
Sharing Is Not Caring
Pack food for your own household for picnics.
Take It With You
Take your trash home with you. Many parks are understaffed right now. Don’t make someone else touch your garbage.
A couple more tips
Keep outings short and close to home, so you don’t have to use restrooms while you’re out.
Go easy. Now is not the time to test your limits and potentially divert caregivers from giving care to COVID-19 patients. And you don’t want to be in the hospital either.
Images by Wayne Merchant
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