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What sports should be practiced during the pandemic?

 What sports should be practiced during the pandemic?

Doing exercise in times of Covid or not? That is the question in these turbulent times. An update on sports that can still be practiced and those that are prohibited.

Sports that can no longer be practiced

Gyms, gyms and swimming pools have been closed by order of the prefecture. Although there is little direct evidence that these sports activities are criminalized, they are sports that are played in prohibited places and therefore appear to be vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Sports in confined, poorly ventilated spaces, contact-based team sports or even martial arts that involve close combat such as karate or judo are presented as more vulnerable.

Conversely, individual outdoor sports may present a low risk, as is the case for team sports that are played outdoors without close contact, such as tennis for example.

Be it any sport, it is in no way possible to practice it after 9 pm outside your home.

It is advisable, in people at risk (age, obesity, diabetes, etc.) to take precautions and adapt their sports practices if necessary.

exceptional cases

While some sports are prohibited, such as swimming or indoor sports, some people retain access to any form of exercise, in all types of sports equipment throughout the territory, including fire-prone areas. These are school children. minors whose practice is supervised; Students in Science and Technology of Physical and Sports Activities (STAPS); People in continuing or professional training; professional athletes; Senior Athletes; Persons practicing prescription therapy; people with disabilities.

Work out at home

Exercising at home seems to be a good alternative. The Department of Sports, with the help of the National Observatory of Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyle, encourages people to engage in regular physical activity at home and offers recommendations and advice, including: Take a few minutes of daily walking and stretching, and at least get up. Every two hours you spend sitting or lying down doing muscle-strengthening exercises, which have the advantage of requiring virtually no equipment.

Cleaning is also a great way to keep fit. You can also review some of the gestures that are repeated daily to increase the stress on the body, such as brushing your teeth on one leg, or going up and down the stairs several times in a row.


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