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Should You Stop Going to the Gym Because of Coronavirus?

Health reports on what to know about exercising at the gym while still protecting yourself from coronavirus, according to experts including HSS primary sports medicine physician, Jordan D. Metzl, MD.

Ultimately the decision to go to the gym is up to the individual, however skipping a workout isn’t the answer, said Dr. Metzl. “When the words virus, disease, and transmission are thrown around, a normal response is to want to burrow into the couch and resurface in a few months," he cited. “Despite that initial desire, it’s extremely important to take care of your body and mind. This includes good sleep habits, healthy nutrition, and regular exercise,” explained Dr. Metzl.

Dr. Metzl added that especially during outbreaks, it's important to keep aware and use extra precautions (a crowded marathon may not be your best bet right now), keeping up your normal workouts is extremely valuable from a health perspective.

Read the article at health.com