Q: Is It OK For Seniors To Exercise Outdoors?

RunSrsI’ve stayed home while the news of coronavirus gets worse every day. I used to jog for an hour each morning, but now I’m frustrated as hell when I look out the window. I still see older people out running, biking and walking dogs in my neighborhood. What should I do? PLK, Princeton NJ

A: According to most medical reports, it’s OK to resume your routine. Just be sure to maintain distance from other people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a distance of about 6 feet and no touching. In some communities where people are asked to stay home and shelter in place, it’s still OK to go for a run, hike or do other outdoor activities. Also avoid social gatherings involving more than 10 people, as well as all nonessential travel, shopping trips and social visits.

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