Ways that you can -- and should -- continue activity, even in isolation
Even as people are sheltering in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Upstate exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, stresses the importance of staying active through exercise. She talks about ways to get a cardio workout or do strength training when you no longer have access to a fitness center. She also goes over the current recommendations for exercise: 150 minutes per week of moderate activity, plus two or three sessions of strength training and some flexibility training. Sames directs the Vitality Fitness Programs at Upstate.
Note: If you are running a fever along with a cough or shortness of breath and are concerned about a possible coronavirus infection, contact your primary care doctor. If do not have a primary care doctor or are uninsured, call the Upstate COVID-19 hotline at 315-464-3979, and someone will tell you whether you should be tested. The number will be staffed from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. For questions about the disease, call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 888-364-3065. Click here for COVID-19 information from Upstate.