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WABC-TV reports New Yorkers have rediscovered the simplicity and joy of running while gyms were closed during the pandemic, and the importance of remaining fit during these times.

With so many individuals working from home, more are sedentary and losing valuable steps. “Walking to the subway, walking to the bus, walking to your commute - for many people those steps are taken out,” said HSS sports medicine physician Jordan D. Metzl, MD. “Their muscles are weaker, they become stiffer, their joints get achy, they get back pain and knee pain. And just from moving less, we know that for diseases like COVID, the more fit you are, generally the better able you are to tolerate infections,” he explained.

This segment aired at 2pm on November 1, 2020.