Is outdoor exercise okay?

Under stay at home orders, or practicing social distancing? Wondering how long it takes before you turn into a couch potato?

With almost all of us spending a lot of time at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and some under edicts to shelter in place and avoid going out at all, those of us who are used to regular exercise naturally have pressing questions and concerns about how best to stay in shape.

To get answers, I spoke with virologists, physiologists and other scientists about what we do and do not know about exercising during the coronavirus crisis. Here is what they had to say…

Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times answers those questions, as well as top-of-mind issues such as drinking fountain safety, whether the sun deactivates the virus, and how to deal with “walk” buttons safely, here:



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