The COVID pandemic has led most families to stay in the comfort of their homes. With on-and-off lockdowns and restricted movements, most families choose to stay indoors for health and safety. While there are some benefits to this (like family bonding), staying indoors for so long can take a toll on the physical and mental health. That’s why some individuals are looking for ways to go outdoor without compromising their health and safety.
It’s good that we’re now a little lighter on the pandemic restrictions. Some businesses have started to reopen this year, and some people have already been vaccinated. People are allowed to go outside but with restricted movements. Still, social distancing is the name of the game during this pandemic. As such, safe outdoor activities are those that allow social distancing.
If you’re looking to go outdoor, here are six safe activities to do during this pandemic:
1. Walking, jogging, or running
The most practical way to go outdoor is to walk around the neighborhood. While maintaining physical distancing, you can have a brisk walk in the park. Just make sure to avoid getting in crowded places and bumping into people.
If you want to be physically fit, you can schedule regular jogging and running early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Not only will these allow you to get out of your house, but you’ll also benefit from these forms of exercise physically and mentally.
2. Fishing or hunting
If you’ve been missing the waters or the forests, either go angling or hunting.
You can have a fishing charter with two or three of your colleagues. Not only will you spend time on sea waters, but you’ll catch the likes of Lingcod, Rockfish, Halibut, and Albacore tuna. You can take these home for your evening meal.
On the other hand, it’s a good idea to go hunting in the wild. In fact, many individuals have shown interest in hunting during the pandemic. Not only is it a safe way to go outdoors, but hunting is also a good response to the ongoing threat to the food supply.
3. Sailing with friends or family
If you aren’t into actual fishing, sailing with some of your friends can be your best option in going outdoors. Some activities you can engage in include kayaking, canoeing, and boating. Just be sure that you and your friends are already vaccinated. If not, it’s best to have a sailing activity with your family instead.
4. Hitting the gym
If you’re a fitness junkie, chances are that you’ve been missing the gym. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, you have most likely worked out at home. You have probably set up a gym indoors and invested in workout tools and equipment.
But as businesses and establishments have reopened this year, you might want to go back to the gym. Fret not, as most of these fitness centers do implement strict health and safety protocols. Also, expect fewer individuals to hit the gym. Just make sure that you sanitize the tools and equipment and maintain physical distancing.
5. Staying in a hotel
It can be quite dull to get confined in the four walls of your house and see the same thing. It can be even more challenging to stay at home and work from home at the same time. You might find it hard to draw the line between your personal life and professional life.
That said, the best course of action is to consider staying in a hotel for a few days or so. For instance, you can book in one of the Bath City Centre hotels if you live in the area or a nearby city. The goal is to simply get out of your house in a few days to refresh and unwind. You can even do your work in the hotel itself as long as they have a stable internet connection.
It won’t hurt to go camping with your family or friends during this pandemic. Sure, you may set up a tent in your backyard and go camping with your kids. Your children will definitely enjoy this!
On the other hand, you can invite some of your friends to go camping somewhere. Just make sure that you are all vaccinated. While at it, camp in separate tents and don’t share food supplies and other items. With these in mind, camping can be at low risk of COVID infection.
At this juncture, the COVID pandemic doesn’t have to stop you from having outdoor fun. Just be sure that this outdoor activity is safe for you. The key here is to continue maintaining social distancing. That said, be sure to consider some recommendations mentioned above, from walking to boating up to camping. Ultimately, making informed decisions will help you have a sense of normalcy and bring joy to life amid the pandemic.