(AP) — Is it safe to go to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic?
It depends on where you live and the precautions you and the gym take.
If cases of COVID-19 are poorly controlled where you live, experts say it’s best to stay away. But if you live in an area where the spread is being contained, there are ways to minimize risk when going for a workout.
To ensure everyone stays at least 6 feet apart, gyms should take steps such as moving machines, blocking off areas and limiting the number of people allowed inside, says Dr. Marybeth Sexton, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at Emory University.
56,750 in U.S.Most new cases today
-4% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-1.124 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
4.4% Global GDP Tracker (annualized), June