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Ways to Stay Active and Healthy While Social Distancing

With the continuous spread of the Coronavirus ( COVID- 19), many states are urged to stay indoors and practice social distancing. 

Due to this national outbreak, many people are avoiding gathering in large groups which includes fitness centers, yoga studios, restaurants, and social events.

During this stressful time, people are worried that this lockdown will cause them to miss out on their daily fitness routines.  With this global panic, different fitness companies have developed a way for people to stay on top of their fitness and be occupied during this pandemic.

Here are a few ways to stay active during this pandemic lockdown 

Planet Fitness

Although gyms are closing its doors, Planet Fitness is encouraging people to remain active by completing in-home workouts. Planet Fitness will be offering live workouts through their Facebook page starting at 4 p.m.PT / 7 p.m. ET.

“Our daily routines have changed in unexpected ways, and we know that people may not be able to get to the gym. That’s why we’re offering a free, daily virtual fitness class for everyone on Planet Fitness’ Facebook page from Monday through Friday,” said Jeremy Tucker, chief marketing officer of Planet Fitness, in a statement to USA TODAY.

Down Dog Apps

Down Dog is an app that provides popular fitness workouts that includes HIIT, yoga, BARE, and more. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Down Dog is making all of its apps free until April 1st.

The collection can be downloaded through the apple store.

Dark Noise

Dark noise is a wide-ranged library that contains different noises that include campfires, thunder, rain, and much more. This is app is a simple yet powerful tool that helps you focus, sleep, or relax.

Dark noise was available for $3.99 in the app store, but developer Charlie Chapman has opened the TestFlight beta to everyone during the coronavirus. “ I know this is the least I can do, but maybe it’ll help people cope if they can stimulate the sound of an office space or coffee shop while stuck in their homes?” Chapman said on twitter.

It is easy to lose sight of your health and fitness activities during this stressful time, but downloading the apps above or tuning into the workouts could relieve stress and keep you healthy.

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