There are many activities you can enjoy close to home, whether you’re visiting your favorite public park or even spending time in your neighborhood. Get moving with these low-risk outdoor activities during the pandemic:
- Walking, running and hiking
- Rollerblading and biking
- Fishing and hunting
- Kayaking, boating and sailing
- Fitness classes, held outside, that allow distance
Many other social outdoor activities can be good choices, too:
Picnics. Pack food from home or pick up takeout from your favorite restaurant or food truck and take it to enjoy at your favorite public park.
Farmers markets. If you can’t maintain social distance from others, wear a face mask.
Gathering with friends. Allow for social distancing between people from different households and skip the hugs and handshakes. Plan activities that don’t require close contact, such as sidewalk chalk for kids and games like Frisbee. And offer hand sanitizer.
Drive-in movies. The COVID-19 pandemic has launched a drive-in movie theater! It’s something many people can enjoy together with plenty of physical distance.
Remember that just getting together for a chat at a safe distance can offer a valuable opportunity to be with people you care about—and boost your mood at the same time.