Exercising Outdoors and COVID-19

Are you risking your health if you exercise outside during this shutdown?  Paragon Orthopedic Center would like to encourage Southern Oregon to continue getting exercise that will not only help your physical shape, but will also improve your mental health. The Wall Street Journal recently looked into exercising outdoors and the risks of getting/transmitting a virus.  Knowing that the CDC has recommended keeping a six foot distance from others and wearing a mask as a barrier, you can make decisions of your own based on what you choose to do, where you do it, and how you feel.

Quick Outdoor Exercising Tips:
-There is no medical reason to wear a mask if you maintain social distancing outside
-It is highly unlikely you will come into contact with someone else’s exhaled droplets unless you are directly behind them.
-If you choose to wear a mask, make sure it fits snugly, but does not make you feel lightheaded.
One thing to note is that your mask is meant to protect others from you.  Be respectful and put it up as you pass people as a courtesy.