Managing the Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Outbreak through Walking
America Walks | March 26, 2020
Make no mistake- managing the uncertainty of the COVID 19 outbreak will require intentional effort and planning. We have suddenly entered a society that looks dramatically different from just a week ago and is unlike anything that (most of us) have experienced before. The constant media reporting of new cases and shifting circumstances, statewide school and business closures, economic insecurity, and the questions of it all can negatively impact our mental and emotional health.
- Want to take your walk to the next level? There are many resources in our digital world offering suggestions for how to mix things up. Consider a Scavenger Hunt with the kids.
- Walk to run an errand or get necessities as allowed by the current guidelines in your local area.
- Schedule a daily walk into your work-from-home agenda. America Walks has long been a virtual organization with all staff working from home. One of our favorite work from home practices is to plug in your headphones and turn a conference call into a walking meeting.
- Be inspired by the Girltrek Movement with over a half a million black women and girls around the country by lacing up your sneakers and taking a “solo-trek” for your personal health and the health of your community.
- Stay current: while outdoor spaces can be a great way to get out of your house and expand your environment, be sure to check how your local government is managing parks and trails during this time since some may be closed to protect workers and prevent the spread of disease.
- The CDC Tips for Maintaining Managing Stress and Coping During COVID-19 Outbreak
- YouTube is a great source for Indoor Walking Workouts and other home-based physical activity
- What to expect and how to cope with social distancing from the American Psychological Association
- Parent and Caregiver Guide to coping with COVID-19
- Taking Care of your Behavioral Health and Tips for Social Distancing from SAMSHA