As we all know, the many measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has also disrupted workout routines for many Americans. Ironically, daily exercise is more critical now more than ever. Physical activity helps to reduce stress, prevent weight gain, boost immunities, and can even improve sleep. You can safely engage in physical activity by getting outdoors and exercising with family!
Although it might be tempting to skip your workout during these challenging times, staying active is actually vital for your physical health and mental well being during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the many reasons why people should stay active in times of crisis:
- Exercise helps reduce stress and anxiety: Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help reduce stress and enhance emotional resilience.
- Exercise boosts the immune system: Research shows that regular, moderate-intensity exercise has immune-boosting benefits that may help your body fight off infections, including COVID-19.
- Exercise plays an important role in weight loss: Coronavirus has created a perfect storm for folks who struggle with weight, and obesity is associated with serious complications in people with Covid-19.
- Exercise improves sleep: There is evidence that regular exercise helps you fall asleep faster and improves sleep quality — and getting a good night’s sleep constitutes part of the first line of defense in preventing infection.
We realize it may take some effort to create and adjust to new fitness routines, but regular physical activity can help you optimize your health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. Climbing is an excellent opportunity for family fun, where you and your household members can exercise together in the fresh air and sunshine.
So – come climb with us.
Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is Charleston SC’s top outdoor attraction. The park is complying with federal, state, and local mandates to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus in the Palmetto State.